Expanding the sensorium: Smell in Art & Design Education

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The Lucerne School of Art and Design is the oldest college of art and design in German-speaking Switzerland. In fact, it is celebrating the 140th anniversary of its foundation throughout this academic year. Thus, the school reflects on the history and prospects of art and design education and organizes a sequence of keynote lectures titled: €Craftsmen and Visionaries: Art and Design Education between Social Responsibility and Freedom. Here is the program: Ringvorlesung Symposium 2015.

In this context, Claus Noppeney has been invited to explore olfaction as an innovative field in art and design (education). Being strongly rooted in craftsmanship, traditional perfumery takes a cultural turn. Innovative products and services (see the Scent Culture Blog) show how the sense of smell steadily becomes a design parameter.  Moreover, the olfactory dimension is increasingly part of contemporary artistic practices. On 25 November 2015, Claus Noppeney will share some visionary ideas on the role of the sense of smell in the creative economy and discuss with Giaco Schiesser recent developments on the landscape of higher art and design education.

Here are the slides used for the presentation (click on image):

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