British designer and mapper of urban smellscapes Kate McLean is Programme Director, Graphic Design at CCCU and PhD candidate at RCA. She researches fine-grained, human-centred olfactory perceptions of cities worldwide and methods by which this information might be rendered “eye-visible”.
She works at the intersection of human-perceived smellscapes, cartography and the communication of ‘eye-invisible’ sensed data. To achieve this she leads public smellwalks internationally and translates the resulting data using digital design, watercolour, animation, scent diffusion and sculpture into smellscape mappings.
- Kate McLean