Join us in the exploration of the end of life through the speculative design project "What you leave behind". In this digital panel Henrik Rieß and his students of FH Potsdam will present provotypes of different futures with evolved technological and societal rules. Shedding light on new angles of observation to soften the stigma and create a space for debate.
While diving deep into the topic, we open it for other contexts of leaving someone / something behind. Particular emphasis is placed on the influence of rituals as temporal markers of closure as well as their increasing disappearance from our society. To what extent can future farewell rituals prepare us for goodbye and guide us through the process of parting in a strengthening way? Is our modern product and service culture – filled with communication noise – superior to the more dusty-looking sequences that have to be strictly practiced, or could new hybrid customs even emerge from them?
Works by Gesine Thränhardt, Peter Schwarz, Maryna Honcharenko, Rosa-Sophie Hamburger, Lena Hoffman, and Lena Zagora will be shown, among others.