(designer)Parsons the New School for Design. Design & Technology Dept.
May 12 2015
Designer's statement: Olor de Amber is a reaction to the current inadequate instruments of documentation. It is an installation that is meant to portray the dying Turkish Sephardic culture in its true intensity, focusing on its cuisine. Food by its nature is experienced with multiple senses. The audience gets to experience Sephardic culture through eating, smelling, touching, as well as learning about the history and rituals that go into the preparation of the food from a short documentary about Turkish Sephardic women. Olor de Amber is a celebration of a rich culture. It is meant to overwhelm the senses, because that is precisely what the authentic experience of this culture does.
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