Georgia Institute of Technology School of Architecture
critic: Jennifer BONNER (TVS Ventulett Critic)
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Cynthia OCAMPO SMITH: The premise of the studio is to catalogue and investigate Dirty South “icons” that will be used to compose an unconventional guidebook of Atlanta. These work samples are of the world’s first Scent Depot: a collection of Atlanta’s geography of smells. The collection is stored within a parasitic addition to the architecturally significant Marcel Breuer library located in downtown Atlanta.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
COS: Taking a studio bicycle tour through Atlanta’s smellscapes.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
COS: Dirty South soundtrack, featuring Jermaine Dupri & Ludacris’s “Welcome to Atlanta,” Goodie Mob’s “Soul Food,” and LIL Scrappy’s “F.I.L.A (Forever I Love Atlanta).”
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
COS: Lebbeus Woods, Greg Lynn, Mack Scogin & Merrill Elam.