We’ve just announced the winner of the first Future Cemetery design competition.
Sylvan Constellation (by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation DeathLAB and LATENT Productions) envisages a network of memorial vessels transforming biomass into an elegant and perpetually renewing constellation of light, illuminating woodland pathways.
The team, based in New York, won a £5,000 cash prize and a month long Summer 2016 residency during which they will research the historic 42 acre Arnos Vale Cemetery and work with Calling the Shots, the University of Bath’s Centre for Death and Society, and the Pervasive Media Studio at the Watershed.
The aim is to work towards a feasible design for a future prototype.
The Future Cemetery is Calling the Shots’ collaboration with the University of Bath’s Centre for Death and Society and Arnos Vale Cemetery. Read more about it here (hyperlink to web page on site).