Experimental Scent Summit (V.2) – The Institute for Art and Olfaction

We’re pleased to present the second annual Experimental Scent Summit, produced by the IAO in collaboration with artist and curator Klara Ravat.


Curated by Klara Ravat + The Institute for Art and Olfaction
April 18 + 19
10am – 6pm, both days
The Swedenborg Society (20 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH)
Cost: £25.00 (per person, both days, includes snacks)
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The IAO teams up with artist Klara Ravat to present our second annual Experimental Scent Summit, two full days of informal talks, round tables and workshops relating to experimental practices with scent. A relaxed and conversational meeting of olfactory artists, the summit is an environment where participants can share their work and discussed their issues in an open and unrestrained environment.

The Experimental Scent Summit is being produced as an ancillary program to The 5th Annual Art and Olfaction Awards, which take place on April 21, 2018 at The Tabernacle in London. More information on the awards can be found here.

The Experimental Scent Summit will be an affordably ticketed event, available on a first come first serve basis. We will release ticketing information shortly.

Learn about the first summit here.



For the second annual summit, we are opening a call for submissions for:
+ 12 speaking slots (20 minutes + 10 minute Q&A)
+ 6 artist-led group activities (30 minutes, maximum)

We will supplement these talks and activities with group sessions, round table discussions, and plenty of time to socialize.

To apply for a talk or a group-led activity, please fill the form at this link:

Applications close on Feb 26
We will endeavor to let everybody know by March 2.



Cost: £25.00 (per person, both days, includes snacks)
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Event attendance will be limited to 60 people, in addition to the speakers.




The Swedenborg Society is a publisher, library, events space, museum, bookshop and registered charity. In addition to organizing events, lectures, conferences, exhibitions, performances and film screenings, we also publish a large selection of literature relating to the work of the philosopher, scientist, inventor, astronomer, mathematician, parliamentary figure and visionary Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772). The Society’s Grade II listed premises are located in Bloomsbury, central London.

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Sarah Baker for invaluable venue sourcing