Communicating and mediating smellscapes: the design and exposition of olfactory mappings

McLean, K. (2017) Communicating and mediating smellscapes: the design and exposition of olfactory mappings. In: Henshaw, V., Medway, D., McLean, K., Perkins, C. and Warnaby, G., eds. Designing with Smell: Practices, Techniques and Challenges. Routledge. ISBN 9781138955530

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This chapter explores contemporary design practices that raise the potential for smellscape mappings to challenge the myth of map as a fixed and static truth. Traditional maps perform many functions; historically an attempt to render legible our world they seduce us with symbolic reality. However current olfactory mappings represent what and how the nose detects, communicating information about place and exploring individual relationships between place, time and smell. Following an evaluation of my own work this chapter argues for performative, creative smellscape mapping practices to investigate and create nuanced, embodied realities gained through the physical act of sniffing.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smell; design; practices
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Centre for Practice-Based Research in the Arts
Depositing User: Ms Kate McLean
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2016 11:10
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2018 14:09

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