Event in Soho House New York 08.23.2017

‘The Taste of Words: Synaesthesia – the Sixth Sense’ – 

The Vinyl Room, Soho House New York, 08.23.17, 18:30pm (Soho House Members’ Event)


On 23rd August 2017 Nick Nelson of Arcadia Education will be interviewing contemporary artist Ali Banisadr who currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. This is part of a presentation on Lexical Gustatory Synaesthesia – a rare strain of Synaesthesia that enables the individual to ‘taste words’.

Ali Banisadr ( has, since a young age, experienced Synaesthesia, enabling him to ‘hear colour’ and ‘see sound’. This innate condition Ali combines with memories of his upbringing in Tehran, Iran during the Iran-Iraq war, plus the influence of visionary Medieval artist Hieronymus Bosch.

During the event there will be a chance for Soho House members in attendance to ask Ali Banisadr questions when prompted. His work can be found in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and London’s Saatchi Gallery.

For more information about the event go to: 

The Taste of Words: Synaesthesia – the Sixth Sense

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