Scent Show (05-19-22)

An exhibit at the Museum of Craft and Design (San Francisco; February 12 to June 5, 2022, “Living with Scents”) focuses on scent-based experiences.  The show’s website reports that “researchers and practitioners, from the neurosciences to the humanities, have strived to gain a better understanding of the sense of smell, which deeply, yet often unknowingly, shapes the way we live: our eating habits, our social interactions, our emotions, memories, and even our well-being and safety. . . . scents may thus be purposefully used to improve many aspects of our lives. . . . In the hands of contemporary designers, whose job it is to consider the interactions of minds, bodies, and things, scents are mediated in innovative ways to raise a form of new sensory awareness. . . . Working with and around the sense of smell, taking into account its neurobiological, historical, social, and aesthetic specificities, these practitioners [whose works are being presented] attempt to change the way we relate to and interact with the world.”

https://sfmcd.org/exhibitions/living-with-scents/