A Manifesto for Sensory Intelligence

Poster designs for Sensory Experiments drawing from a world of ritual, ceremony and sensory exploration.

Humans are physical, sensuous creatures, living in a rich multi-layered sensory world. Throughout history to the present day, the constant interaction between our senses and the world around us has played a fundamental role in shaping our feelings, inner landscapes and our perception of the world. 

But western society’s practises and beliefs have detached the body from our mind and soul; forgotten about senses’ importance; and reduced our sensory experiences to mere visual and hearing accumulative moments. 

Part of NGV Melbourne Design week 2019, Sensory Experiments is a call for change, a manifesto for sensory intelligence to build a more human-felt future. Epic? Maybe. Necessary? Certainly.

We have to reclaim the joy and pleasure that our senses offer us.

On Saturday March 16 and 17, at the Mission to Seafarers Victoria, we invite you to come, witness, feel, leave your mark; take part in this living, breathing Manifesto. Your future depends on it.

Purchase your tickets here.

To bring our vision to life for you, Mages and I brought together a team of exceptional expertise.

Over the next month or so, I will share their stories here on my blog.

But for now, I’ll leave you with the quote sourced by our Head of Marketing, PR and Partnerships Amara Speechley:

“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt” - Kant