Olfactory History of Oosterdok

Merging scents and storytelling, we are are working towards a large exhibition in 2022 together with partner institutions. Our research and programmes initiated since 2019 lead towards revisiting the histories that have flowed through Oosterdok, or Eastern Dock, through more embodied and sensorial artistic practices. The Oosterdok area plays a crucial role in Amsterdam's growth since the Dutch colonial period to present times. We are curious about what hidden narratives a history of smells might reveal and about the role of smells in the development of a city. Get nosy and dive into our ongoing research and artists' projects in this blog!

Olfactory Oosterdok blog