The olfactory present: By means of smoke

The olfactory present: By means of smoke



The olfactory present: By means of smoke is a sensory-based socially engaged artwork that attempts to raise awareness and stimulate dialogue around cultural differences using olfactory traditions. The project takes the form of a cooking school that showcases the diversity of culinary traditions within the community. Collaboratively with community members and a chef, Goeltzenleuchter will design a curriculumĀ that fuses many of the culinary traditions we see and smell at park cookouts. Parks are egalitarian spaces where groups can come together and share a meal. Often the scent-scapes emerging from these meals reveal a lot about a cultureā€™s identity, about its relationship to space and time. The project will culminate in a large-scale, artist-orchestrated culinary project that features interactive information boards and smell displays. At the culmination, Goeltzenleuchter will create a cookbook to commemorate the project and encourage readers to explore other cultures' culinary traditions.

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Linda Vista Neighborhood

Council District 7


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