Design Indaba 2012: How Scent Can Educate Us About Prejudice

Design Indaba 2012: How Scent Can Educate Us About Prejudice
Design

At Design Indaba 2012 PSFK spoke with scent expert, Sissel Tolaas about how her work subverts cultural preconceptions.

Kyana Gordon
  • 7 march 2012

“I’m a professional in-betweener… it means that I’m everywhere and nowhere at the same time because I smell molecules and air is everywhere, so I can always work if I want to,” proclaims Norweigan-born odor artist, designer, and chemist, Sissel Tolaas. Her artistic practice explores olfaction — the sense of smell — by working with the odor molecules detected by our nose and the language we use to describe them.

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