(2012) São Carlos: Olfactory Ginkana – Caminhada Olfativa
by Josely Carvalho
What do you smell when you walk around São Carlos? Are you aware of the different smells that characterize the various places, corners, and neighborhoods of the town? Do you hear or see more than smell? What do you remember mostly? What are the smells that identify São Carlos? What are the memories associated with them?
We, as a group, in the last day of the exhibit Passages at SESC, took a bus and went to three different areas of the town (Ecological Park, a Shopping Center and a downtown area) searching for the smells that could identify the town of São Carlos. The documentation consisted of voice recordings, video clips and photos.
Parque Ecólogico (photo credit: Eunice)
Shopping Center (Photo credit: Sandra Fredericci)
Downtown São Carlos
505.Cheiro de Praça/ Smell of Pigeons Square. For me, this smell characterizes São Carlos, a town I grew up. As a child we use to go there to play with a midget that took care of the pigeons. (Marcel)