Those of you who read the blog post about the Fifth Sense charity launch on 15th March 2014 will be familiar with the name of Alex Rhys-Taylor. Alex is an Urban Sociologist at Goldsmiths College with a particular interest in the ways in which we experience cities through the senses.
He opened our launch event with a fascinating talk on the history of London through the sense of smell, and gave some insights into how we have got to a point where the sense of smell is so devalued in Western culture.
Alex has recently recorded a podcast which expands on the talk he gave at our launch and has been kind enough to share this with us. Click the link below to listen to ‘An Olfactory History of London’, part of the Humania podcast series.