“What if we designed for all our senses? Suppose, for a moment, that sound, touch, and odor were treated as the equals of sight, and that emotion was as important as cognition. What would our built environment be like if sensory response, sentiment, and memory were critical design factors, more vital even than structure and program?” – JOY MONICE MALNAR & FRANK VODVARKA
“One simply cannot turn up one’s nose these days at the role of scent in design.” – ASHRAF OSMAN, CLAUS NOPPENEY & NADA ENDRISSAT
An der Hochschule der Künste Bern wird im laufenden Wintersemester 2018 eine Einführung zu Düften und Gerüchen als Medien in Alltag, Gestaltung & Kunst angeboten. Die Toolbox gehört zum transdisziplinären Lehrangebot Y, das Studierenden aller künstlerischen Disziplinen offen steht.
How can a scent be translated? How can a scent enhance creative practices? How can scents inspire creative practices? These questions guided an experimental course on scent/smell at Berlin University of the Arts in Berlin and one of the largest institutions of higher art & design education in Europe. The course offered by Scent Culture Institute was part of the universities liberal arts program in the spring/summer semester 2018. seminar.
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 our Scent Culture News) show how the sense of smell steadily becomes a design parameter. Moreover, the olfactory dimension is increasingly part of contemporary artistic practices.
The Design Research Methods Festival features perfumery in the context of design thinking and design-driven innovation.
There is an increasing interest in olfaction, scent, smell and perfume in major design schools. Here is another great example from London.
On the 19th of September, Claus Noppeney and Ashraf Osman of SCI conducted a class for the Signaletik CAS program (context building), part of the Signaletik MAS (Environmental Information Design) at the Bern University of the Arts, under the supervision of Jimmy Schmid.
Scent is now a topic a Bern University of the Arts. Here is the story:
“Perfume-making: At the Junction of Creative Production and Scientific Practices” was the title of a presentation and seminar […]