The journal “The Senses and Society” has recently published a review of Anna’s book “A Sensory Education”. The reviewer, Tomáš Paul, writes that:
“A Sensory Education should awaken the curiosity of artists, designers, social science researchers, theorists, and ethnographers interested in the sensory, the body, and digital culture; educators across a broad range of fields will benefit not only from the book’s discussions of sensory pedagogy, but also from its practical exercises for enacting and experimenting with sensory recalibration.”
Tomáš Paul adds that reading the book creates a valuable mind map of textual concepts and theories, as well as textural sensory perceptions from the materials used, jazz pieces listened to, and reflections from experimental multisensory dinners. He highlights Anna’s critical reflection on contemporary trends in sensory education, including the embrace of digital minimalism and efforts to access “forgotten” senses. He argues that Anna’s call for a critical sensory pedagogy that disrupts existing dominant frameworks and resists capitalist designs to reshape and exploit our senses is an important contribution to the field.
Find the full review here.
The book “A Sensory Education” was also mentioned in David Howes’ new Sensory Studies Manifesto. Find this book here.