Olfactory History of Oosterdok

Getting Nosy about the Past

Our research and programmes initiated since 2019 aims to augment the histories that have flowed through Oosterdok, or Eastern Dock, through more embodied and sensorial artistic practices. The Oosterdok area was the harbour front of Amsterdam and plays a crucial role in the city's growth since the Dutch colonial period to present times. We are curious about what hidden narratives a history of the "intimate senses" might reveal and about the role of smells, tastes and touch in the development of a city. Get nosy and dive into our ongoing research and artists' projects in this blog!

Olfactory Oosterdok blog