Urban Death Project: A Sustainable After-Death Alternative
Katrina Spade is the founder and director of the Urban Death Project, a sustainable and environmentally friendly system for disposing of dead bodies. In this presentation Katrina will introduce us to the concept of "re-composition" and explain why we need alternative options to traditional burial and cremation.
Katrina Spade is the founder and executive director of the Urban Death Project, a new system for gently and sustainably disposing of the dead using the process of composting. Katrina has focused her design career on creating human-centered, ecological, architectural solutions. Prior to architecture school, she studied sustainable design and building at Yestermorrow Design Build School, with a focus on regenerative communities and permaculture. While earning her Masters of Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she received a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture to build and monitor a compost heating system, a project which helped initiate the Urban Death Project. Katrina earned a BA in Anthropology from Haverford College, and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is an Echoing Green Climate Fellow.
YouTube: TEDx Talk with Katrina Spade
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About Death Expo:
Death Expo takes place once each year during the month of November. This is the 4th year for this online educational event produced by End-of-Life University, an online interview series that addresses all aspects of the end of life.
This presentation is part of Death Expo, a free online educational event that features innovators, thought leaders, and pioneers in the end-of-life arena who are working to change how we live and the way we view and prepare for death.
The Expo offers 12 sessions over 4 days, which you can access over your telephone or computer with replays available if you can't attend live.