The Freud Museum

Events Archive

5 July 2014

Memories are made of this... or are they?

Aroma-memory Workshop

Are our memories ‘mis-remembered’? What is the impact of smell and emotion on memory recall and creation?

"And suddenly the memory revealed itself. The taste was that of a little piece of madeleine which ... my aunt Leonie used to give me, dipping it first in her own cup of tea or tisane" (Marcel Proust, "A la Recherche du Temps Perdu")

Join us for a 3-hour, interactive and practical workshop exploring our individual relationship with smell; from its role in triggering memories and emotions - real or imagined - to experiencing how smell can both discombobulate and create unified experiences.

To help us in our personal journey of smell perception, we shall sample a variety of aromas, including raw materials, natural essential oils, unusual compounds and evocative perfumes, and discuss common themes in aroma-psychology.

We shall then put all our sniffing and memory-delving to practical use by creating a personal memory-fragrance, using a range of aromatic materials to remind you of your visit to the Freud Museum.

Fee includes all materials, equipment and notes.

Maximum number of participants 15.

This workshop is part of a series of events programmed by the Freud Museum accompanying  A.R. Hopwood's  The False Memory Archive - 11 June - 3 August 2014. 


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