Exploring New Odors of Tobacco Consumption

The smell of cigarette smoke including the breath odor of smokers has often been described as a pressing issue in today’s world of work. In fact, it is the smell of smoking that marginalizes smokers at the workplace. They are often excluded from informal exchanges and target of workplace bullying and mobbing. In extreme cases they even lose their job because of their smoking habit. This threat is particularly relevant for service workers that work in physical proximity to their clients (e.g. healthcare sector). Exploring New Odors of Tobacco Consumption

Art Basel: Over-serving the Sense of Smell in Collecting Art

Once again, the most recent edition of Art Basel provided a fascinating journey through the remarkable highlights of 20th and 21st century. It was hardly surprising that the sensorium was focused on the visual. Yet, there is a little anecdote that connects nicely to other posts on the sense of smell in contemporary art worlds and our ongoing re-examination of the collection at Kunstmuseum Thun. Art Basel: Over-serving the Sense of Smell in Collecting Art