Have you noticed that the smells around you have changed? Do you miss the old smells or love the new ones?

Join researcher Tarsh Bates to share your memories and experiences of the smells in your environments and explore tools for understanding how smell connects with your feelings about environmental change.

Aromas are everywhere and affect us and the life around us in ways that words can’t describe. Changes in the smells of the world around us can have a significant impact on how we feel physically and emotionally but we don’t usually notice unless it smells bad. Construction and climate change cause some of the biggest changes at the moment, but we don’t have a lot of control over these. Finding ways to create new smellscapes can help us feel more connected to the life around us and more empowered to create positive change. 

Workshops times:

4 May 13.00-16.00 Register here

5 May 13.00-16.00 Register here

This workshop is part of the Scents of Solastalgia project developed by Tarsh Bates and Susan Hauri-Downing at PICA. SoS is part of Scentsory Foraging, a transdisciplinary research project which ventures into the in/tangibility of olfaction in multi-species metabolisms and consists of three explorations. Scentsory foraging is part of my postdoctoral research in Design and Molecular Biology at Umeå University, supported by Umeå Institute of Design, Department of Molecular Biology and Um…Arts.