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Design for Death: Re-Imagining Deathcare

October 31, 2013, 3:23 PM
Coffins

A plot of land in a cemetery is both a waste of space and money. It is also rather morbid - the stuff of Halloween displays - not to mention uncreative. That is perhaps why when Big Think's Design for Good blogger Teddy Zareva wrote of a Bios Urn that turns you into a tree when you die, the response was tremendous.

Now we hear that the concept has caught on to such as extent that an international design competition was launched "to re-imagine deathcare." Designs for urns, eco coffins and resting places were among the 1,300 entries. One of our favorites: an urn with a GPS system that is designed to send your ashes into space. 

See the submissions here.

Watch a video of the winners here:

(h/t Hyperallergic)

 

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