The smell project by Clara Ursitti

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How do you create a whole new world for someone, based on smell for people with multiple learning and physical disabilities?  Artlinks solution? Place olfactory artist Clara Ursitti to work alongside some incredibly involved support workers, Bob Walley a clinical psychologist, seek advice from Pamis at Dundee University to investigate the potential of smell as a sensory stimulus. Over a two year period the team tested smells, learned the ways inwhich individuals non verbally communicated like and dislike, identifying the best time to offer each person the scent. The project resulted in the creation of specific products, bubble bath and hand cream, infused with personalised scents such as dandelion and horse stables, which elicited positive emotional responses from the individuals involved. For more information on Clara Ursitti, see http://www.claraursitti.com/

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