Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Thursday, 19 January 2017, 9.00am – 10.30am
The aim of this walk is to experience the city anew, outside of one’s routines under the guidance of Sissel Tolaas
, who has been studying smells since the early 1990s. By a conscious use of the sense of smell, participants will navigate and explore various parts of Singapore, rediscovering the city through a different sense perception.
This Incomplete City Walk is part of the public programme of Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice
(Norway/Germany) has a background in mathematics, chemical science, languages, and visual art. Since 1990, Tolaas’ work is concentrated on the topic of SMELL/ SMELL & LANGUAGE – COMMUNICATION within different sciences, fields of art/ design, and other disciplines. She established the SMELL RE_searchLab Berlin in January 2004, supported by International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF); founded the Institute of Functional Smells in 2010; and is recently a founding member of FUTURE OF EDUCATION, in collaboration with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Future Education Platform, Berlin Palo Alto. Tolaas’ research and projects are recognised internationally and have been presented in several institutions including dOCUMENTA (13)
, Kassel, Germany; MOMA, New York, United States; Tate Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom; Venice Biennale, Italy; and National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China. To date, she has conducted City SmellScape
research for 52 cities including Paris, Stockholm, Nuuk, Kansas City, Berlin, Oslo, Mexico City, London, Calcutta, Cape Town, Amman, Shanghai, and now Singapore, among others. Tolaas is also Visiting Research Fellow at NTU CCA Singapore.