CELEBRATING DEATH

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Hi there!!

When it comes to death, not all is related to sadness. In some cultures, it’s a reason to celebrate.
Laughter, joy, and celebration aren’t words that are traditionally associated with funerals, but in the past few years, we’ve seen the rise of the happy funeral, with “celebration” becoming a well-established funeral trend.
Can you imagine the cemetery as a happy place? As a space to celebrate?

1. Cultures That Celebrate Death
A little inspiration on how different cultures celebrate life, and death, to read carefully.

2. Top 10 things to know about the Day of the Dead
We’ve all heard about the Day of the Dead or seen the classic sugar skull paintings—but what does this celebration really represent? This article from National Geographic explains it all!

3. Rare Screening: Charles and Ray Eames’ 1957 Documentary On The Day of the Dead Festival
In honor of Dia de Los Muertos, The Creators Project teams up with Eames Designs to bring you this fascinating short.

4. Mexican Day of the Dead Celebrations Bring Creativity to Life
The Mexican tradition of Day of the Dead is a mixture of symbols and practices of the pre-Hispanic indigenous and Spanish missionaries. Led by Saint Francisis of Assisi in the 16 century, the observance tradition is celebrated with flashes of syncretism.

5. Creative Ways to Celebrate Death
Jay Lickus have a couple of suggestions on how your spirit and memory live on in a creative way.

6. A video game to cope with grief
Amy Green developed a video game called “That Dragon, Cancer,” which takes players on a journey they can’t win.

7. Coco
Following the theme, what better excuse to enjoy the Pixar movie “Coco” and get yourself involved in this fantasy world?

With this being said, celebrate DEATH and ARCHITECTURE with us!
Embrace this challenge and join us for this last adventure.

See you all next week!!
Daniela