Former researcher at RECET.
"Lublin - an Olfactory Urban History of the 20th Century in East Central Europe"
The study is sniffing out different odours and malodours that defined the city's atmosphere throughout the 20th century and asks how political, social, cultural and economic structures and processes in Eastern Central Europe have been transformed into perceptible olfactory experiences. Based on selected case-studies, the project explores how these smells were perceived, discussed and handled by Lublin's citizens. By nosing around the urban courtyard of the interwar period, the housing block during socialism and the bathroom of the 80s/90s the project provides insights not only into the changing smellscapes of Poland, but also 'smells out' political and socio-cultural tensions and sensitivities.