The late Victoria Henshaw's last post was as a Lecturer in Urban Design and Planning at the University of Sheffield, UK. Her research focused upon experiences and design of cities and buildings according to the senses, and smell in particular. Victoria led smell-walks in cities around the world, wrote the blog Smell and the City, and was author of Urban Smellscapes: Understanding and Designing City Smell Environments (2013). Victoria's work featured in broadcast, print and electronic media including BBC Radio 4, The New York Times, New Scientist, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent and Wired magazine amongst others.
Kate McLean is a designer, mapper and collector of urban smells working in visual and olfactory communication. Her research links embodied sensory data with urban environments in the form of sensory maps. Using a combination of analogue and digital techniques she creates smellmap installations which exhibit worldwide and leads public smellwalks to promote everyday olfactory understanding. She is Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at Canterbury Christ Church University (UK), and part-time PhD candidate in Information Experience Design at the RCA, London.
Dominic Medway is a Professor of Marketing in the Institute of Place Management at Manchester Metropolitan University. Dominic's work is primarily concerned with the complex interactions between places, spaces, and those who manage and consume them, reflecting his academic training as a geographer. He is extensively published in variety of leading academic journals, including: Environment & Planning A, Tourism Management, Journal of Environmental Psychology, Cities, European Journal of Marketing and Marketing Theory.
Chris Perkins is Reader in Geography at the University of Manchester, where he has taught since 1998, having previously run the University's map libraries. His research interests lie at the interface between mapping technologies and social and cultural practices, with ongoing research into performative aspects of contemporary mapping behaviour, an interest in sensory mapping, and an emerging interest in play. Chris was Chair of the International Cartographic Association Maps and Society Research Commission and is author of numerous books and academic articles.
Gary Warnaby is Professor of Retailing and Marketing in the Institute of Place Management at Manchester Metropolitan University. His research interests focus on the marketing of places and retailing. Results of this research have been published in various academic journals in both the management and geography disciplines, including Environment and Planning A, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Marketing Management and European Journal of Marketing. He is co-author of Relationship Marketing: A Consumer Experience Approach, co-editor of Rethinking Place Branding, and has contributed to numerous edited books.show more