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the times that I could’ve died by kasia tym

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Death Doula by Eilidh McEwan

The water cremation space holds witness cremations which means once the bereaved enter the space they will be able to dress the casket, normally with flowers or pictures, and then they will witness the cremation. This active participation allows them to be engaged with the process. I also wanted this intimate space to be able to be opened up to the public in a controlled and educational way. So as you can see in this visual the ceiling is actually a void space which has a curtain that can be opened to let the public in or closed to allow complete privacy. Viewing a body has many benefits to the bereaved, often times seeing is believing and viewing the deceased a time for everyone to say goodbye to the deceased in their own personal way. I think through media. Corporations and how much death had been medicalised over the years, deceased bodies have been removed from society and stigmatised. By allowing people to witness a cremation and see the body in a safe and controlled way, this space will reduce the fear of bodies, and therefore the fear of death.
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Water Cremation by Eilidh McEwan