Design for Death

Thank 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:

I’d love to hear what your favourite design is, so please feel free to comment.

Personally, I love the foldable cane coffin and whilst Emergence is clever, I remain unconvinced. But Family Tree is a great design concept and would not require any change in current attitudes, expectations and ritual regarding death and memorials in my own country, (Britain).

…I rather suspect that we’re not ready for the contemporary mourning practice proposed by Ritual Skin, though as an anthropologist I love the sentiment behind the design!

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