Talk, Wine & Swiss Cheese at the Institute of Art and Olfaction

In June 2014 the Institute of Art and Olfaction in Los Angeles organized and hosted an informal talk and discussion with Claus Noppeney. He presented insights from the current  projects at Bern. The slide on the photo is taken from a recent study by Beniamino Aloise, Lucas Heusser and Jasmin Rehmann from Bern University of Applied Sciences who, as part of their Master in Business Administration, studied offices as olfactory space.
The stay at Los Angeles was also an opportunity to be present at the remarkable exhibition at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA) by Brian Goeltzenleuchter, artist in residence at the Institute of Art and Olfaction.

Wissensduft @ Museum Bellerive

The Museum Bellerive, a department of the Museum of Design in Zurich devoted an entire exhibition to perfumery: “Perfume – Bottling Seduction”. Sebastian Fischenich, a practice partner of the research project Wissensduft, provided scientific advice and conceptual collaboration. In this context, ethnographic research data and first insights of the project were presented to the public. Robert Lzicar was in charge of the design of the exhibit.


Moreover, Sebastian Fischenich and Claus Noppeney contributed to the public education program.


ODE: Scent inspired stories!

Artistic research is an increasingly popular term to conceptualize research activities in the world of art & design universities. The concept highlights the epistemic aspects of artistic practices. Accordingly, certain artistic practices are driven by questions and aim at generating knowledge. Considering iconic cases from art & design history (e.g. Bauhaus) it might even more the terminology and the explicit framing of artistic practice as a research practice that is a more recent phenomenon. ODE: Scent inspired stories!