Mapping the quixotic volatility of smellscapes: a trialogue - interview with Kate McLean

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McLean, K., Lammes, S. and Perkins, C. 2018. Mapping the quixotic volatility of smellscapes: a trialogue - interview with Kate McLean. in: Gekker, A., Hind, S., Lammes, S., Perkins, C., Wilmott, C. and Evans, D. (ed.) Time for Mapping: Cartographic Temporalities Manchester University Press.
AuthorsMcLean, K., Lammes, S. and Perkins, C.
EditorsGekker, A., Hind, S., Lammes, S., Perkins, C., Wilmott, C. and Evans, D.
Abstract

This chapter discusses how Kate McLean uses mapping as part of her artistic-based research into smellscapes. McLean investigates how smell can be mapped when traversing environments in smellwalks through cities and using gathered olfactory data. Her work is mainly concerned with the ephemerality of smells and how to visually capture this volatility in and on smell maps. These maps are produced as an assemblage of digital technologies and manual techniques such as drawing and painting. Lammes and Perkins discuss with her how olfactory mapping foregrounds many different temporalities and how it brings us new temporal – as well as spatial - stories.

KeywordsTemporality; smellscape; map; smell
Year2018
Book titleTime for Mapping: Cartographic Temporalities
PublisherManchester University Press
Output statusPublished
ISBN9781526122537
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Print07 Jun 2018
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Deposited02 Nov 2016
Related URLhttp://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526122537/
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