October 15, 2018 | Blog
Funerals, archeologists claim, are almost as old as humanity itself. It is seen as a given that we will send our dead into the unknown with respect. But what if some people’s lives are beneath celebration? What if the body in the casket belonged to a violent criminal, or a terrorist, or a member of an oppressive political regime? Rafaela Ferraz tells a little known story about this very question.
October 13, 2018 | Blog
Our series, Faces of Death, showcases the death revolutionaries we are fortunate enough to work with here at The Order. This month, meet Katrina Spade, who is developing a new form of death care that transforms bodies into soil, so that we can return to the earth after we die.
September 5, 2018 | Blog
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August 1, 2018 | Blog
While traveling through Portugal to research her country’s display of dead bodies, Rafaela Ferraz develops a unique connection to a pickled head in a jar, prompting her to consider our society’s fascination with, and even adoration, of serial killers.
July 25, 2018 | Blog
Artist Abby Rocha curated a death positive art show in an effort to create a space where both artists and the public could come together and explore the subjects of death and mortality. Here are some of her favorite pieces.
July 18, 2018 | Blog
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June 16, 2018 | Blog
No other epidemic or pandemic has claimed as many lives as the Spanish Flu, not even the Black Death in the 14th century or AIDS in the 20th century — 100 years later, why have we forgotten the deadliest pandemic in history?
May 30, 2018 | Blog
Waxwork artist Sigrid Sarda’s work explores the intersections of sex, death, and mortality. Here, our own Sarah Chavez talks to Sigrid about her new series The Unrequited, which is about loss, grief, and redemption.
May 23, 2018 | Blog