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Communicating with Smells
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business. (ArcInTexETN)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6209-7459
2016 (English)Other (Other academic) [Artistic work]
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Workshop

Abstract [en]

The workshop is about communicating with “Smells”. The smells are intangible. Though these

are present in their source, which is a material in itself that one can touch, rub, scratch, and

break free the molecules of smell. From this perspective exploring various ways to feel and

touch the textiles as we do the source of the smell could lead to the understanding of how

these smells could be activated differentially when incorporated into the textiles or on the

other hand designing the textiles with smells by the way of activation through physical

interaction.

Purpose and relevance

We encounter smells and odours in our busy 24/7 life without even realizing the effects of the

same on our perception of things, people, surrounding environment and thereby our

behavioral and decision making changes. Nonetheless these smells in a social context play a

very important role in our lives. If we would take time and consciously smell our surroundings,

perhaps there would be many odours that would be repelling and make us move away as an

immediate reflex. While few other odours would be appealing and we would be ready to

spend some more time in the vicinity to enjoy these odours. Perhaps we can design our

spaces with the appealing odors varying with our choices and perceptions.

With the challenge that most of us are grown up learning and practicing our professions using

visual and auditory senses more than touch, taste and smell. How will we communicate using

smell as a medium? The aim of this workshop is to apply textile thinking while exploring

haptic of smell. Smells do enhance our being in an environment; knowingly or unknowingly.

How can we use this material in our own space? How can we touch this intangible material?

What are the different ways of incorporating this material? When using textiles and smells, to

what scales we can work with it?

Place, publisher, year, pages
2016.
Keyword [en]
Smells, Material, Communication, Haptic, Textiles
National Category
Design
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (Design)
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13249OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-13249DiVA: diva2:1167049
Projects
ArcInTexETN
Funder
EU, Horizon 2020, 642328
Available from: 2017-12-17 Created: 2017-12-17 Last updated: 2017-12-20Bibliographically approved

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