Life-Death Interfaces

Grief, remembrance and legacy. Redesigned.
© Jana Horst
In this project,

our students set out to design new ways of preparing for one’s own death, of remembering loved ones
and of joining others in grief. For example, Jana Horst's project, “Memo,” is a pillow with the support of which one can play the voices of loved ones. Tom Sion's project, “Human Remains,” is an hourglass with human ashes. Alexander Görts developed “Shards”, an additive memorial for collective mourning, So Jeong Park “LiebeBox” a craft sheet from which a set of nested gift boxes can be folded. These make it possible to remain present in the life of a loved one even after one's own death.