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COMMUNICATING SCENT: Exploring Smell Vocabularies and Classification Systems
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COMMUNICATING SCENT: Exploring Smell Vocabularies and Classification Systems

January 19 – 21, 2018 Mediamatic, Amsterdam Produced by Caro Verbeek, Klara Ravat, and Saskia Wilson-Brown Presented by The Institute for Art and Olfaction and Mediamatic How do we describe scent? When we speak about scent, what language do we use? When we classify scents, what structures do we adopt? Can we do better? These … Continue reading

TAAT HALL06: A Theater-Architecture Intervention with Scent at the “No Discipline” Fest in Zurich
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TAAT HALL06: A Theater-Architecture Intervention with Scent at the “No Discipline” Fest in Zurich

TAAT (“Theatre as Architecture, Architecture as Theatre”) is a collaborative practice led by Dutch theater-maker Gert-Jan Stam and Belgian architect Breg Horemans, operating within the disciplines of theater, architecture, art and design to develop an innovative and unifying idea of “architectural dramaturgy”. One such long-term artistic-research exploration is HALL33, a project-series initiated by TAAT to … Continue reading

NEZ, The Olfactory Magazine #4 – Art and Perfume
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NEZ, The Olfactory Magazine #4 – Art and Perfume

NEZ, The Olfactory Magazine, continues its olfactory exploration, breaking down yet more confines, conventions and preconceptions around our sense of smell. Its fourth edition, on the theme of Art and Perfume, was launched in November at an event in London which included:  a conversation on “Is perfume an art?” with Lyn Harris (perfumer), Clara Ursitti (artist), Thomas Dunckley (The Candy … Continue reading

ZHdK Style & Design: Let’s Talk: Ashraf Osman
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ZHdK Style & Design: Let’s Talk: Ashraf Osman

The Style & Design department at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) invites you to a talk by Ashraf Osman on Tue. Nov. 7 at 5pm in room 5.K06 of the Toni-Areal building (Pfingstweidstrasse 96, CH-8005 Zürich). The talk will present a brief overview of scent in style and design, and then focus on two pioneering projects … Continue reading

DESIGNING WITH SMELL: Practices, Techniques and Challenges
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DESIGNING WITH SMELL: Practices, Techniques and Challenges

The much-anticipated book from Routledge, DESIGNING WITH SMELL: Practices, Techniques And Challenges, is now available to order from Routledge and Amazon. Designing with Smell aims to inspire readers to actively consider smell in their work through the inclusion of case studies from around the world, highlighting the current use of smell in different cutting-edge design and … Continue reading

Submissions for the 5th Art and Olfaction Awards (2018) are now open
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Submissions for the 5th Art and Olfaction Awards (2018) are now open

The Art and Olfaction Awards are currently accepting submissions from independent and artisan perfumers, and experimental practitioners with scent from all countries. 
For the 5th annual awards, submissions are accepted for perfumes first released to market between January 1 and December 31, 2017 from brands that are independently owned, or owned by a parent company … Continue reading

Interview with Ashraf Osman, founder of Scent Art Net, at Nez
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Interview with Ashraf Osman, founder of Scent Art Net, at Nez

This profile was originally made for Nez, la revue olfactive (the Olfactory Magazine) where it was first published in French at: http://www.nez-larevue.fr/notre-actu/ashraf-osman/ Some time ago, we had sent questions to Ashraf Osman, a trained architect and an expert in olfactory art. Founder of the Scent Art Net (formerly Scent Culture Institute), a member of the Art and … Continue reading

MIGUEL MATOS: A Profile in Scent
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MIGUEL MATOS: A Profile in Scent

One of the most thrilling things about the wonderful scent weekend in Berlin (Experimental Scent Summit & Art and Olfaction Awards) was the opportunity to meet in person people we had previously only known online. One such individual for me was Miguel Matos, whom I’d know primarily through his writings for Fragrantica. What I didn’t know was that Miguel … Continue reading