Smellmap: Pamplona

McLean, K. (2014) Smellmap: Pamplona. In: UNSPECIFIED. [Artefact]

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Smells are invisible, ephemeral and volatile. Smells of a city often remain hidden and undiscovered. Smells are hidden away in our memories, fragments of time stored in private places. This smell map installation invited a local population to share unique smells found in the city of Pamplona during a month-long public mapping event with the goal of covering as much of the city space as possible. A series of smellwalks with different interest groups mapped the treasured smells of the city, enabling a public voice to be heard revealing and sharing its smellscape. The resulting animated map was designed to be as ephemeral as the data; a series of volatile components, representing a series of human moments in time, a contested smellscape of an autumnal city in the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees. This works starts to explore possible methodologies and cartographic languages for collecting and displaying olfactory datasets.

Item Type: Artefact
Additional Information: Exhibited in: 1. "Las consecuencias del mapa", October 2014, La Sala Conde Rodenzo, Pamplona, Spain 2. "Communicating the Intangible", September 17-24, 2016, Royal College of Art, London.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography > GA0101 Cartography
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Centre for Practice-Based Research in the Arts
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Depositing User: Ms Kate McLean
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2015 16:47
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2018 15:18

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