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Webinar: “DeathTech: Redesigning death for the 21st century and beyond”

November 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Free

For all health professionals

Exploring different experiences of dying, death, disposal, and commemoration in a changing world.

2020 has thrown up a unique set of challenges that has not only disrupted our lives, but has also transformed experiences of dying, death, disposal, and commemoration. COVID-19, for example, has forced people to be creative in how they harness technology to ‘be present’ for others and make mourning meaningful. However, online funerals are only one possibility in an ever-expanding imaginative field of socio-technical innovations provoked by human death and disposal in a changing world.

From human composting and vertical cemeteries to funerary robots and ash scattering via drones, Professor Tamara Kohn and Dr Hannah Gould will provide a tour of possibilities – hoping to destabilise our taken-for-granted ideas and desires about how we mark the end of life.

When: Thursday 5 November 2020 from 5.00pm – 6.15pm AEDT

Cost: Free

For further information or to register: Click here

Enquiries: Lauren Sanders at lsanders@unimelb.edu.au or on 03 8344 0472

Venue

Online via your PC or device

Organizer

University of Melbourne