history through the senses

This project focused on cognitive mapping reminiscing upon memories sparked by olfaction.  It intended to record these events of the city dwellers life directly related to the smells released into the environment.  These stories recorded at each olfactory site left behind a trace – a symbolic reference – marking the site as an experiential place.  Anyone that passes this symbol used an assigned code to listen to these historic accounts linking the present spatial experience to the past while recollecting their own associated memories. 






architectural student, march 10, 2010
media urbanism, arduino