Mapping the Smells of the City!

Built environment. , Community. , Geography. , Living in the city. , Spaces. Oct 22, 2018 No Comments

On looking for some ‘left-field’ geographical articles to read  I came across this article about an academic attempting to create a ‘smellscape’ city map. As the researcher reported during the news article:

“We spend most of our time walking around, we see things and we take about 80% of our information from that. But we’ve got four other senses, all of which contribute. And smell’s one of those senses that we pay very little heed to, but forms a huge part of how we absorb and how we know the world.”

Reading the article further, another researcher is compiling a city ‘soundscape’ map, and has another ambitious project in progress where he is collecting data from respondents’ to map a particular cities ambiance.



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