WPA 2.0 Re-conceiving Death

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Contrary to the common understanding of Death as the cessation of all biological activity, here Death is understood as a vital part of municipal and social infrastructure. Temporal memorial chambers process organic remains to catalyze the revitalization of contaminated water and soil -- restoring health and amplifying access to urban open space. A resilient infrastructure of short-term shrines dedicated to the production of energy, remembrance and remediation rise above the City offering loved ones a contemplative stroll, while the Deceased are transformed into the vibrant energy that they literally embody.

Design: Latent Productions
Team: Karla Rothstein, Salvatore Perry, Sean Dawson, Jennifer Preston, Muchan Park, Kooho Jung