Mapping the quixotic volatility of smellscapes: a trialogue - interview with Kate McLean

McLean, K., Lammes, S. and Perkins, C. (2018) Mapping the quixotic volatility of smellscapes: a trialogue - interview with Kate McLean. In: Gekker, A., Hind, S., Lammes, S., Perkins, Chris, Wilmott, C. and Evans, D., eds. Time for Mapping: Cartographic Temporalities. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9781526122537

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This chapter discusses how Kate McLean uses mapping as part of her artistic-based research into smellscapes. McLean investigates how smell can be mapped when traversing environments in smellwalks through cities and using gathered olfactory data. Her work is mainly concerned with the ephemerality of smells and how to visually capture this volatility in and on smell maps. These maps are produced as an assemblage of digital technologies and manual techniques such as drawing and painting. Lammes and Perkins discuss with her how olfactory mapping foregrounds many different temporalities and how it brings us new temporal – as well as spatial - stories.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Temporality; smellscape; map; smell
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: 02 Nov 2016 11:09
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2018 15:29

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