Smell and the City

Urban smell enthusiasts

Smellwalking in Barcelona at the Scent, Science and Aesthetics Workshop (23-24 May 2013)

                     Imagine the scene: a bunch of smell experts enthusiastically sniffing their way around Barcelona’s public streets and squares and including the famous tourist destination of La Rambla, La Boqueria … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · 6 Comments

Call for Abstracts| Designing with Smell (Design Principles & Practices Conference, Vancouver, 16-18 January 2014)

  EIGHT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DESIGN PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES, UBC ROBSON SQUARE, VANCOUVER, CANADA, 16-18 JANUARY 2014 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: CONFERENCE COLLOQUIUM DESIGNING WITH SMELL: CHALLENGES, TECHNIQUES AND PERCEPTIONS To … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · 6 Comments

Sensory Architectures (January – March 2013)

Neil Bruce talking on Sound Architectures Smell and the City has taken a broader sensory twist recently, launching a new elective module entitled ‘Sensory Architectures’ at the Manchester School of … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Books and more Books (Sensory Architectures Book Open Day)

Apologies dear blog world for the long break since my last blog in November, it has been a busy few months, not least of all as I have been writing … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Senses + Design + Creativity

Manchester’s First ‘Penguin Pool’ Earlier this month, Manchester became the first British city outside of London to play host to the ‘Penguin Pool’: a global creative programme of networking events, … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

CSI Manchester: Smell Exercises for Junior Detectives

Smell and the City had a great time sniffing around Manchester Museum with groups of Junior Smell Detectives and their families earlier this month, as part of an event linking … Continue reading

November 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Indian Summer Smellwalks in Montreal and New York

Smell and the City is back in action after a summer break of writing on how to design with smell in cities (more on that to follow in the next … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · 2 Comments

Smell and the City: Integreat Plus Video Presentation and a feature in the Glasgow Herald Magazine

I was invited recently to present on my research on Smell and the City at a business and community lunch organised by Intergreat Plus, the social enterprise working on Yorkshire’s … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Shock, stench and filth: smell and historians of the urban environment

Cartoon from The Wasp of May 26, 1882, promoting the then-common racist myth that diseases were rampant in Chinatown. I attended a fascinating talk last week, delivered by Director of … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Design with Scents Workshop, Kingston University 9th-13th July 2012

Training in perfumery practices is a specialist and frequently expensive business, often requiring trainees to travel overseas to perfume houses such as those located in Grasse, South of France. For … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · Leave a comment