Victoria Henshaw, Professor of Architecture from Manchester University, Lecturer in Urban Design and Planning at The University of Sheffield shared us her interesting area of study in scent and urban environment, her smell and the city blog are a reference and her "smell walks" that she organised around the UK where fantastic olfactory explorations. She recently published the book Urban Smellscapes: Understanding and Designing City Smell Environments and wrote numerous articles including in the New York Times which put her at the very fore front in her discipline. Wednesday came the news that Victoria has left us as she lost a battle with an aggressive illness.
I remember Victoria so vividly speaking at the First World Congress of Digital Ofaction in Berlin where I met her for the first time. We both spoke about scents related to society, architecture and arts. I feel grateful having met Victoria and having witnessed her genuine passion for scent. Her pioneering work brought us great value to olfaction studies. Deep respect for this wonderful lady. Rest in peace dear Victoria.
In honour of Victoria Henshaw we've created this Smell Map of the City of Hasselt, Belgium.
4 Masterstudents of the PXL Mad-faculty explored the scents of Hasselt
We show the map and dedicate the exhibition in The Olfactory about Scent in Architecture, art and a Smell Map of Hasselt to her.