The Future Cemetery has announced the winner of the 2016 Design Competition: “Future Dead: Designing Disposal for Both Dead Bodies and Digital Data.”















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 Sylvan Constellation 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 the University of Bath’s Centre for Death and Society as well as the Pervasive Media Studio at the Watershed.


The aim is to work towards a feasible design for a future prototype.

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