Rather than forcing toxins into dead bodies in an effort to artificially counter decay, this new infrastructure utilizes the natural processes of
decay to purify previously contaminated bodies of water and land. Sites are symbiotically located on urban brownfields contaminated by oil, sewage,
and other industrial toxins which are responsive to working wetlands and Bio-remediation. Formulas inside the digesters are specifically balanced to
the pollution types.
WPA 2.0 RE-CONCEIVING DEATH
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