About a third of the class was open to it; a few were pretty grossed out. We discussed how, like most ambitious, radical projects, a good part of work needs to be done to shift cultural beliefs and attitudes about bodies and death.
I like the project’s innovativeness, multispecies and microbial engagements, as well as how it thinks through land use and sustainability. What to do with all the existing cemeteries? The materiality of memorial is a huge part of the hang up and sell here.
Thanks K.L. for sharing this article in our Politics of Environmental Health class!