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design for death competition   only 1 day left to submit!
apr 16, 2013
design for death competition only 1 day left to submit!


 

 

 

 
there is only one day left to register and submit your proposals to the ‘design for death competition.
the deadline is wednesday, april 17th, 2013 at 23:59(GMT).
see full details of the brief and how to enroll here.

 

 

design for death

designboom presents a design competition on the theme of death care.
we are engaging with creative talent around the world to stimulate critical thinking and to cre­ate a dialogue where different ideas
and perceptions can freely be exchanged.

 

philosophies and religious theories explain the inevitability and necessity of death from different perspectives —
birth and death are two aspects of life.
international universities offer master programs that train students in the social analysis of death, burial, funerary
and cemetery archaeology – a recent yale course has examined a number of issues that arise once we begin to reflect
on our mortality and academic design courses elaborate on rituals surrounding death and funerals (e.g. the design academy of eindhoven).

 

what is the future of death care? how can design change the way we say goodbye?

 

we invite participants to examine the cultural aspects around death and dying, to foster openness within the established traditions/systems.
since life began, the encasement of mortal remains has taken on different shapes and sizes in the various ages,
reflecting the cultural and religious overtones of the times.
historically memorialization was limited to the elite and only practiced in the highest societal classes, today it is considered a fundamental
human right for all people. as societies evolve, the customs and traditions surrounding funerals and memorialization also change
(e.g. there is an increased interest in environmentally-friendly funerals and burials).

 

designboom organizes a design competition in collaboration with the LIEN FOUNDATION – a singapore philanthropic house,
the ACM FOUNDATION, and supported by the NATIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION (NFDA).

you can find the call for entries for the first DESIGN competition here. enroll now!
we will launch a second competition which will focus on ARCHITECTURAL SPACES.

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