Category Archives: Death Becomes Her (blog)

Call for Papers: ‘Designing Death: Fashioning ends of life and beyond

TweetCalling all academic colleagues interested in death, design and enlightenment ideas, I encourage you to submit a paper to our panel at next year’s ASA conference to be held in Edinburgh! CFP for ‘Designing Death: Fashioning ends of life and … Continue reading

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Design for Death

TweetThank you to Dr Karen Wilson Baptist, Associate Professor and Acting Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg who alerted me to this wonderful design competition: http://www.designboom.com/competition/design-for-death/ I’d love to hear what your favourite design is, so please … Continue reading

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Guatemalan exhumations

TweetA stunning photography assignment on the exhumation of bodies in Guatemala called De las tinieblas hacia la luz was bought to my attention today by a doctoral student in my department at the University of Aberdeen. Thank you Paolo Gruppuso!

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Poetry inspired by cemeteries

Tweet   Rosina Hill

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Pebbles: a design for death

TweetThe material culture associated with death and mortuary rites never ceases to amaze and occasionally delight me, as is the case with this designer’s coffin; a birch-ply pebble! Pebblewood Coffins  

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The Price of Death in South Africa

Tweet  If I weren’t living so far away up in Aberdeen I’d be at this film screening and talk by Dr Rebekah Lee,  in History Department at Goldsmiths, in an instant.  I encourage you to go nonetheless as it sounds … Continue reading

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