A Fitting Farewell
How can we reinterpret the rituals surrounding death in an innovative way, especially now that there is such a need to do so?
“Innovating in times of crisis also means reflecting together.”
In recent months many people have had to bid farewell to loved ones – under time constraints, far away, not knowing what lay in store. Family and nursing staff set out to find a new form of intimacy unaffected by hermetically sealed clothing and controls – contact by means of an object, a monitor, a candle. TU Delft, Maasstad Hospital and U CREATE brought the insights from this bizarre period together in a ‘die peacefully journey’. In this project, spiritual counsellor Derisee van der Heijden and industrial designer Marieke Sonneveld reflect on three works from the exhibition (Re)design Death. Can they form the starting point for the design of new rituals of departure for patients, family members and nursing staff?
Video in Dutch only.