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Preparing for loss
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
2016 (English)In: Open Design for E-very-thing / [ed] Cecile Kung, Elita Lam, Yanki Lee, Tseung Kwan O: Hong Kong Design Institute and Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media , 2016, p. 230-232Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

We live in a global and digital world with many inhabitants on the move, far away from their homes, friends and loved ones. Family and friends have always gathered for mourning and support, graves have been taken care of in generations. But today it´s hard to take care of a grave far away and for many, death has become remote. My interest as a graphic designer focuses on the role of typography and graphic design in mourning; typical manifestations being the traditional inscriptions in stone on cemeteries. I started exploring the possibility of typography and graphic design supporting preparation for loss and mourning in a contemporary and future context of lives that are carried out across several places. I also wanted to enquire whether typography and graphic design could promote the ability to talk about death and loss in everyday life. This ongoing project has its base in the region of Småland, Sweden; with a small study also conducted in Hong Kong. The aims of the project are twofold: 1. To explore how design can help humans prepare for loss; 2. To explore how designers and mourners can design the funerals of the future with dignity and respect. Preparing for loss is vital not only in personal bereavement of loved ones, but also as we face unprecedented challenges to humanity, climate change, migrations – and loss of life as we know it.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tseung Kwan O: Hong Kong Design Institute and Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media , 2016. p. 230-232
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Cumulus working papers, ISSN 1456-307X, E-ISSN 1795-1879 ; 33/16
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design, death, futures
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Design
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Design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77866ISBN: 978-952-60-0080-0 (print)ISBN: 978-952-60-0081-7 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-77866DiVA, id: diva2:1249551
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Cumulus Hong Kong 2016 : 21 – 24 November 2016, Hong Kong Design Institute
Available from: 2018-09-19 Created: 2018-09-19 Last updated: 2018-10-24Bibliographically approved

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