About this Research Topic
We aim to collect a body of work to understand the emotional and wellbeing responses resulted from smells in different public spaces (museums, highstreets, heritage buildings, food districts, gentrified neighborhoods, squares, etc.) to inform future spatial design and management. In particular, the collection wishes to contribute three parts of literature:
• Theoretical frameworks to understand relationships between smells, wellbeing and emotions, behaviors and physiological aspects;
• Methodological approaches to measure smell triggered emotions, experiences, and quality of life;
• Practical explorations on the process and challenges of using smells to trigger emotions and manipulate behaviors.
We welcome cross-disciplinary contributions from architecture, geography, urban design and planning, psychology, neuroscience, business management, art and cultural studies, environmental planning, environmental justice, gentrification studies, citizen science. The collection is open to a broad range of article types, including Original Research, Review, Hypothesis and Theory, Perspective, Brief Research Report, and Case Study. Please note that Authors may include audios and videos as supplementary materials.
Credits for the image: The Smell of a Stranger, an olfactory art installation by Peter de Cupere, exhibition Havana Biennial (CU), 2015
Keywords: wellbeing, emotions, smell perception, smell scape, environmental odors, sensory urbanism, spatial design and management, environmental planning, citizen science
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