Expert interview Saskia Wilson-Brown - on learning through verbalization and the chemical language
In this interview Saskia Wilson-Brown founder and director of the Institute of Art and Olfaction tells us about learning through verbalization and the chemical language.
“Comparing, observing, and contrasting with other things is super crucial.” “…a big thing that we do at the Institute is we try to teach as many of those aromatic molecules as possible because that is a precise way of communicating, you know.”
Expert interview Saskia Wilson-Brown - on training newcomers in the olfactory field in their sensory skills
In this interview Saskia Wilson-Brown founder and director of the Institute of Art and Olfaction tells us about how she would like newcomers in the olfactory field trained in their sensory skills.
“[I would train them] to be more pragmatic about the materials, you know, to understand that materials are materials, and there's no inherent value to one over another, except some are more scarce obviously.”
Expert interview Saskia Wilson-Brown - on training the senses of smell
In this interview Saskia Wilson-Brown founder and director of the Institute of Art and Olfaction tells us about how the institute trains the sense of smell of its audience.
“…there's no RGB of scent, you know what I mean? Like you have to know all the molecules in order to… it's like learning a language. If you don't have the words, you can't speak the language, you know.”
Expert interview Roy Erkens - on flexibility in what shape assignments take and evaluation
In this interview Roy Erkens expert in plant evolutionary biology tells us about how his students can deliver assignments in different forms and how he evaluates the skills they’ve learned.
“…I have no limits on the assignment other than (…) the learning goals of the assignment need to be covered, or of the course need to be covered, and you tell me why you think this format works best and how this format contributes to you showing me what you have learned.”
Expert interview Roy Erkens - on using the senses in the classroom and training them to understand plants
In this interview Roy Erkens expert in plant evolutionary biology tells us about the way he engages the senses in his classes, through having everyone stand, or training the senses to understand and discern plants.
“…all my students stand in the PBL room, they don't sit on a chair but they stand on a standing table and they work together in small groups in front of the whiteboard and there is all the time listening involved to other people, because you need to present what you found, they need to communicate with each other, they need to move around in the room, so there the senses are involved relatively literally by movement, listening, drawing, etc. So, that's a very senses-based approach, I think.”
Expert interview with Piet Devos - on monaural recording and the blind perspective in the city
In this interview Piet Devos expert in writing and literary theory tells us about monaural recording and listening from a blind perspective in the city.
“… if we listen to music with headphones, usually we hear the music really in the middle of our heads. That's because it's a mono recording, but when you [listen to a] monaural [recording] then you will hear the position of all the musicians. You will hear that the piano player is in the front, that the guitarist is behind you, etc. So there is much more spacial experience there."
Expert interview Sofia Ehrich - on smell in the museum and guided tour and the Oedeuropa project
Expert interview Margherida Soldati - on oxytocin producing exercise and workshop to repair memories
In this interview Margherida Soldati expert in tactile perception and materials tells us about some of the sensory teaching techniques she uses.
"You really need to become the kid version of yourself."
Expert interview Barbara Strating - on the mystery box exercise
Expert interview Barbara Strating - on perceiving as not just the eyes
In this interview Barbara Strating expert in programme making and phenomenology tells us about 'Delinking and Relinking' collection display at the Van AbbeMuseum.
"So we try to play around with the fact that we perceive with our full body instead of just the eyes."
Expert interview Mark Lipton - on disorientation disruption, the senses and learning
Expert interview Mark Lipton - on exercises for embodied reactions to emotions
In this interview Mark Lipton expert in pedagogy and media tells us about expectancy and taste.
"You have to learn to let your body guide you."
Expert interview Ulrike Scholtes - on the researcher as sensitive research instrument
Expert interview Ulrike Scholtes - on the body multiple in teaching practices
In this interview Harald Heinrichs expert in sociology and sustainability science tells us about aesthetising traditional teaching activities and techniques such as walking, the use of cameras, performance and video, therefore working with "multisensory interventions".
"Perhaps it makes sense to make them even more aware that these interventions should be explicitly multisensory. (...) I think that would be a difference, to say make it creative and non-academic or make it creative, non-academic and pay attention to multisensory dimensions."
Expert interview Harald Heinrichs - on teaching experimental seminars on senses and sustainability
Expert interview Caro Verbeek - Multisensory gaze
In this interview Caro Verbeek expert in olfactory art history tells us about t teaching art students to use all their senses.
"Sensing is, in the end, a cultural phenomenon."
Expert interview Caro Verbeek - on teaching taste, smell and touch during Corona with sensory kits
Expert interview Vanessa van 't Hoogt - the collage of and the importance of teaching space
In this interview Vanessa van't Hoogt expert in how making is learned and taught tells us about learning with the senses and its various aspects: dialogical interaction, social, experimental, fun and exciting, 'letting go' and celebrating process.
Expert interview Vanessa van 't Hoogt - on the course for medical students 'Under the skin'
Expert interview Vanessa van 't Hoogt - on teaching and history of the senses
Expert interview Natalia A. Saied
- on teaching and dance as a practice
Expert interview Natalia A. Saied - on workshops and learning
Expert interview Prof. Dr. Andreas Fickers - on landscape as historical source and history of eating and drinking
Marres Training the Senses: The knowing body
Led by: Tim Ingold