Common Accounts designs an eco-friendly funeral for the digital age

Design studio Common Accounts proposes the funeral of the future, where liquefied bodies are used to fertilise plants and flowers, and social media accounts generate a virtual afterlife.

Death needs a redesign, said Common Accounts founders Igor Bragado and Miles Gertler, to respond to global concerns about the environment, as well as the rise of digital communication.

The pair believe that modern technologies could be used to create new, eco-friendly funeral rituals.

“Burial and cremation, as we know them, are dead,” explained Gertler.

“Today’s city can no longer afford to keep the material business of death at arm’s length, given diminishing land availability, environmental concerns, and the prospect of your digital afterlife.”

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