Cremation Stories is an interdisciplinary conversation exploring the boundaries between life and death, in the built environment. Speakers will include architects, academics, representative of the funeral industry and other creative practices.
This talk will be an opportunity to address the new challenges cities are currently facing with regards to distance and proximity between the living and the dead, and its consequences in the physical space of the city both with regards to their contemporary and historical context.
Historically cemeteries were located out of a city’s boundary walls for sanitary reasons. However, since the implementation of flame-based cremation, in the early 20th century, that relationship was redefined. Today, the lack of burial space and environmental questions are also challenging the limitations of flame-based cremation, and posing urgent questions on the future of the disposal of human remains. New technologies such as water-based cremation or other ethical ways of disposal, are currently challenging the boundaries between the living and the dead. Should these boundaries become more blurred? Or should they stay clearly defined?
Cost: Free of Charge
Contact and Booking Details
More information at this website.
Reserve tickets at this website2019-06-06 19:00 2019-06-06 19:00 Europe/London Cremation Stories An interdisciplinary conversation exploring the boundaries between life and death, in the built environment. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/06/06/cremation-stories-200702 Frederick W Paine Funeral Directors,24 Old London Road,Kingston upon Thames,
Frederick W Paine Funeral Directors,
Kingston upon Thames,