Local Nose


Every time I smell beans with rice I remember my grandparents’ home. The smell transports me to the world as it used to be, with grandma feeding me beans with rice. Scent serves as a vital piece in the historical jigsaw puzzle: It carries great knowledge and acts as a key to hidden knowledge kept in the recesses of our memory.  My project presents porcelain smelling vases that contain smells from my hometown Jaffa. Evocative of amphorae and urns that were found in archeological excavations in Jaffa, they form a proposal for a future database of the city's smells. Each vase has an internal “smelling organ” and a special stand for the item. Please smell from the top of the vase.