Sep 16

Sensory Maps by Kate McLean

An image of the smell map for 'New York's Smelliest Block', Kate McLean

‘New York’s Smelliest Block’, Kate McLean

Recently on Twitter I saw links to sensory maps by Kate McLean. These put me in mind of Kevin Lynch’s work in the 1960s on the ways urbanites imagined their spaces. McLean’s work is beautiful, and draws attention to alternative ways of understanding the way spaces work. She’s also done work on tactile mapping, representing historic or natural spaces through touch.

An image of Mapping Paris by Smell

Mapping Paris by Smell

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