Explore Rotterdam with Your Nose!

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日本からオランダに戻ったばかりの時差ボケの真っ最中ですが、明日火曜日からロッテルダム美術アカデミーで4日間のワークショップをやります。ロッテルダムの街を「鼻」で探検する、というものです。学生達が見つけてきた匂いの数々は、逐次 この Google Map にアップデートされていく予定です。お楽しみに。

CrossLab projectweek 2009
Willem de Kooning Academie

guest teacher
Maki Ueda


Explore Rotterdam with your nose


the sense of smell, smelling, smell as a medium, smell-landscape, smell preservation, extraction of smell molecules from a material, smell composition


What do you smell if you walk around the City of Rotterdam? The exotic smell of a Toko, the muddy smell of The River Maas, the tasty smell from the bread factory, etc. etc.

What is the character of the smell that you are smelling now? How to describe it? And how to share that smell with someone who is not present? In this project you are going to explore Rotterdam on the level of smell. After a couple of field-works, you are required to make a presentation of the smells that you've found in the city, in one way or the other.


– You will (have to) smell a lot
– You learn how to communicate about smell with others
(you learn the basic vocabulary for analyzing and expressing the
character of the smell)
– You learn about how smelling works
– You learn how to capture a smell (in the most simple way)
– You learn how to compose smells (in the most simple way)
– You learn about the smell-landscape of Rotterdam, off course!

week planning:

Tuesday: introduction, discussion on smell and smelling, field-work 1st day
Wednesday: demo of smell preservation, field-work 2nd day
Thursday: field-work 3rd day / preparation for the presentation
Friday: presentation

Working method:

You will work individually or in a small group.

reference / inspiration:


2 件のコメント:

moran さんのコメント...

おもしろーい!!! これうちの近所でもやってみたいです。ここのとおりはミモザだね、とかここはヒヤシンス、ここは沈丁花だね、って。

witch さんのコメント...

是非作って下さいよ。ご近所SMELL MAP。魔女式 SMELL MAP のポイントは、匂いをなるべくその名称を用いずに表現する、という点です。学生には、「コーヒーの匂いなら、コーヒーという単語を用いずにその匂いの印象を表現してね」と指示してます。

単なる匂い地図ではなく、ン? なんだこれ? っていうラインがいいかな、と思って。回答ページは、また別に作ろうと思ってますけどね。