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Humans, animals and the sensory world

How we perceive the world through our senses is often seen as what makes us human. But questioning the assumptions we make regarding our senses can help us think differently about our relationship with the animal world. Rather than separating us, our senses can show how animals and humans are interconnected.

Words by Wanda D’Onofrio

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Wanda D’Onofrio

Wanda D’Onofrio is a postgraduate student of the Victoria & Albert Museum/Royal College of Art MA in History of Design. With a background in the history and restoration of textiles and costumes, she has worked internationally as a designer on a range of projects, including Iford Arts operatic season in 2018. Currently, her research interests include biotechnologies and genetics in the humanities and promoting the accessibility of science through its material culture.