HEADSPACE – On Scent as Design. International symposium @ Parsons, NY

Why do designers rarely use scent in their work? Is scent difficult to work with? Hard to control? Is it beyond representation and representational thinking? Does it defy design?

Starting from these questions Parsons, The New School for Design opens the debate on the incorporeal feature which sides our rating on people, things and locations throughout our lives. A one-day symposium to consider the conception, impact, and potential applications of scent beyond traditional undestanding. HEADSPACE: On Scent as Design brings together leading thinkers, designers, scientists, artists, and established perfumers as well as a selection of architects, designers, and chefs who have been invited to experiment with scent.

Moderated by Paola Antonelli, Adam Bly, Jamer Hunt, and Laetitia Wolff.

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