McLean, K. 2014. Smellmap: Pamplona.
Smells are invisible, ephemeral and volatile. Smells of a city often remain hidden and undiscovered. Smells are hidden away in our memories, fragments of time stored in private places. This smell map installation invited a local population to share unique smells found in the city of Pamplona during a month-long public mapping event with the goal of covering as much of the city space as possible. A series of smellwalks with different interest groups mapped the treasured smells of the city, enabling a public voice to be heard revealing and sharing its smellscape. The resulting animated map was designed to be as ephemeral as the data; a series of volatile components, representing a series of human moments in time, a contested smellscape of an autumnal city in the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees. This works starts to explore possible methodologies and cartographic languages for collecting and displaying olfactory datasets.
|Funder||CCCU Knowledge Exchange Funding|
2. "Communicating the Intangible", September 17-24, 2016, Royal College of Art, London.
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||18 Nov 2015|
|Accepted||22 Feb 2014|
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