Odorama is curated by Caro Verbeek
Dr. Cretien van Campen
Dr. Cretien van Campen is a researcher of aging and well-being at the Netherlands Institute for Social Research. He is currently engaged in national and international studies of art and long term care, and policies for the well-being of elderly people. He will introduce us to his latest book The Proust Effect: The Senses as Doorways to Lost Memories. Are scents connected to certain types of memory? And why do scents evoke different memories in younger and older generations?
Carlijn Stevens is an aromajockey and the founder of Weergaaf, a company focussing on helping elderly people and people suffering from dementia by creating sensory scapes. Carlijn Stevens is fascinated by human behavior, public spaces, art and culture. She specialized in the development and design of multimedia applications and the use of scent in experience design.
Dr. Jos van Campen
Dr. Jos van Campen is a clinical geriatrician at Slotervaartziekenhuis. For Odorama, Jos will give a medical introduction into the topic of dementia and the sense of smell. In his story he will include the anatomy of the nose, as well as what the act of smelling does to the brain. How does dementia influence the sense of smell? And how can scent trigger memory?
Sandra Schouten is the artist behind Het Huis van Proeven, an initiative that tells stories with food and smell. Her work moves between Social Design, Community Art and Food Art. The food and smell is no end in itself, but a means of interaction. The theatrical setting leads towards an intense experience, new conversations and discoveries. She will talk about how it is possible to use smell to make contact with people with dementia, connect with them in a playful living environment and use it as part of a multisensory way to share meaningful experiences together with food.
Information and Tickets
Odorama: Smell, Memory and Dementia
Thursday 8 June
Program starts at 20:30
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam