Designing Death | Contemporary Funerary Architecture and Objects

Public Exhibitions

Friday, Feb 08, 2019 - Sunday, Apr 21, 2019

Libby Leshgold Gallery | 520 E 1st Avenue, Vancouver BC V5T 0H2

Designing Death is an exhibition of contemporary funerary architecture and objects. Featuring architects and designers from around the world, the exhibition explores the role of thoughtful and innovative design within the functions and rituals related to the passage from life to death, taking into consideration both the deceased and the bereaved that mourn their passing. The design choices that comprise the projects included in the exhibition are informed by the ways in which they are used, such as how a funeral procession moves through a building, how a body physically breaks down, and how a ritual object is used for memorialization.

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Libby Leshgold Gallery gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Presenting sponsors RBC Wealth Management.