Death


Amour – a movie recommendation

— A door is broken down. Policemen rush into an apartment and discover the corpse of an elderly woman whose head is surrounded by flowers. The word “Amour” then fills the screen and there is an extended flashback to the preceding months. — The movie What might look like a tragic […]


The Non-Space of Death in our lives

Death is all around us? Most of us have dealt with the loss of someone we loved at some point in our life. While there is always an emotional struggle when losing someone, there is also the harsh reality we have to deal with after someone’s death: From organizing a funeral, […]


The architectural rendering of life and death

Airports and train stations, hospitals and cemeteries… Places known for their bad lighting and their sad attempt to lighten up the atmosphere with some green elements in order to offer consolation to those left behind. The psychology of saying goodbye is always the same, and so is its architecture. Due […]


The Four Stories We Tell Ourselves About Death

Not long ago, we decided in this blog that it was “about time to think about time“, and we learned that time is basically a construction of the brain. Let’s say we had to picture that concept – in what shape would it come? Would it come out as something […]