I was awarded a B.A. in Environmental Design (Université du Québec à Montréal) with a minor in Architecture
(University of Strathclyde, Glasgow UK), and a M.Sc.A. in Planning / Urban Design (Université de Montréal).
My thesis (written in French) is about
the power of smells to trigger various spatio-temporalities in the environment.
I am pursuing a doctorate in Philosophy / Cognitive Science at UQÀM on the subject of the spatiotemporal perception shaped by the olfactory memory in order to
develop a comprehensive compendium for the architect, the planner and the urban designer wishing to add the dimension of smells to their concept.
The Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FRQSC) awarded me a three and a half years
doctoral research scholarship
to carry out this study.
I am a researcher and designer interested in the unseen structures of reality: spatial modulations, timescapes, smell fluxes, collective memory,
and architectural models of mental states. My work spans across various mediums and takes place in the fields of URBAN DESIGN and NARRATIVE ARCHITECTURE.
I am currently working on a text titled Spatio-tempor(e)alities. Using smells as psychiatric strategies in environmental design for the next issue of
the Journal of Biourbanism whose theme is Designing for Human Health: (Multi)-Sensory Approaches.
Please follow this link to access most of my papers and presentations on ResearchGate.
I am a junior member of the Institute of Cognitive Science (ISC) UQÀM, a member of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC), the Royal Architectural
Institute of Canada (MIRAIC), the Quebec Association of Urban Designers (ADUQ), and the Association Francophone pour le Savoir (ACFAS).
I am always looking for creative teams or collaborator(s) i can grow with. If my expertise draws your attention, please contact me