Perennial Institute

Tuning

Forest bathing and sensory tuning in Tiergarten, Berlin. Photography: Lilia Luganskaia

Forest bathing and sensory tuning in Tiergarten, Berlin. Photography: Lilia Luganskaia

 
 
 

Tuning

Sensory Tuning in Tiergarten followed by Scent Distillation.

We started the day by tuning into our bodies, our senses and the plants around us through Shoring-yoku (forest bathing) in Tiergarten. Moving from the space within to the infrathin we explored olfactory sensations during a scent distillation of seasonally abundant Basil and Lavender. An improvised, collaborative journey through scent production resulted in the transformation of Basil into ‘Corn Farmer’, a fragrance with an evocative backstory.

 
 
Tiergarten park, Berlin.

Tiergarten park, Berlin.

Forest bathing and sensory tuning.

Forest bathing and sensory tuning.

Related readings: The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf. A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman. Can You imagine? A poem by Mary Oliver. Berlin Childhood Circa 1900 by Walter Benjamin.

Programming partners: Scent Club Berlin & Tobias Esselborn.

Scent distillation workshop.

Scent distillation workshop.

Scent Distillation workshop.

Scent Distillation workshop.