Designing with Smell: Practices, Techniques and Challenges

The much-anticipated book from Routledge, “Designing with Smell: Practices, Techniques And Challenges”, will come out in hardcover on the 8th of April, 2017, and is currently available for pre-order:

Designing with Smell aims to inspire readers to actively consider smell in their work through the inclusion of case studies from around the world, highlighting the current use of smell in different cutting-edge design and artistic practices. The book provides practical guidance regarding different equipment, techniques, stages and challenges which might be encountered as part of this process.

Designing with Smell emphasizes spatial design in numerous forms and interpretations – in the street, the studio, the theatre or exhibition space, as well as the representation of spatial relationships with smell. The book includes some of the leading academics in the field, working with, or thinking about, smell in spatial design in some way, originating across different geographical areas, academic disciplines and professions. It is crucial reading for students, academics and practitioners working in olfactory design.

The book, which was initiated by the late Victoria Henshaw, was continued in her memory by Kate McLean, Dominic Medway, Chris Perkins, and Gary Warnaby as editors. It includes a chapter by SCI founders, Ashraf Osman, Claus Noppeney and Nada Endrissat, titled “Culturalizing Scent: Current Steps towards Integrating the Sense of Smell in Art and Design Education”. The book also includes contributions by Peter de Cupere, Caro Verbeek, Brian Goeltzenleuchter, Debra Riley Parr, and many others.

Image: Smoke Cloud by Peter de Cupere