San Francisco

Urban Olfactory

6:00 p.m. | Thursday, January 30, 2014

Photo courtesy of Flickr user lecercle 

What does history smell like? Over the past decade, a surprising number of historians, preservationists, architects and artists have experimented with scents to record, represent and reconstruct historical buildings, interiors and cities. From a 21st century Rotterdam sweetened with aromas of its river to the foul stench of an early 18th century Paris, join us for an olfactory odyssey through landscapes, both agrarian and urban.

Co-presented by the California College of the Arts.


SPUR Urban Center
654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-4015
Phone: 415.781.8726


Open to the public
$10 suggested donation

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Individual ticket purchases. If you request a refund between 2 and 10 business days prior to the event, SPUR can issue a 25 percent refund. Requests for refunds received less than 2 days prior to an event cannot be accommodated.

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