CALENDAR OF EVENTS – Spring 2017

Welcome to our calendar of events for spring 2017, featuring the best death positive events around the globe!

CAITLIN DOUGHTY

 

Doctors’ Orders for a Good Death: Caitlin Doughty and Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris, April 6th, Los Angeles

 

 

 

UNDERTAKING LA

 

 

 Undertaking LA  morticians Caitlin Doughty and Amber Carvaly host death care workshops in Los Angeles. If you are interested in attending please sign up for the Undertaking LA mailing list by following the instructions outlined here. You can read a bit more about the workshops in Taking Care Of The Dead At Home, And Other Matters Of Mortality on LAist.

 

 

DEATH SALON

Death Salon is the event series of The Order, that brings together independent thinkers engaged in the exploration of our shared mortality by sharing knowledge and art. Our next Death Salon will take place in Seattle,  September 8-10, 2017. To be notified of programming, ticket sales and updates visit the Death Salon website or sign up for our mailing list.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE 

The Order’s sister site, Death & the Maiden will be hosting their first conference in July at the University of Winchester. Caitlin Doughty will be a keynote speaker and numerous Order members will be participating.  There will be talks, field trips, workshops and performances. Want to participate or attend? Check out the conference website for details.

 

 

 

ORDER OF THE GOOD DEATH MEMBERS

 

Artwork by Order member, Landis Blair

 

Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris in conversation with Caitlin Doughty in Doctors’ Orders for a Good Death. This event will be moderated by Megan Rosenbloom on April 6th in Los Angeles.

Joanna Ebenstein will be speaking at a variety of events, including, The Good Death Roundtable: Art and Death on April 5th in Brooklyn, Ars Moriendi: Visions of Death Made Beautiful on April 8th in Philadelphia, The Anatomical Venus: The Anatomized Female Body on Display from the Fairground to the Science Museum  on April 12th in San Diego, and Amsterdam Weekend of Anatomy: The Afterlife of Animals with fellow Order member, Annabel de Vetten on April 22nd in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Nora Menkin will be at The People’s Memorial Annual Meeting on April 22nd, in Seattle.

Landis Blair will have a table in Artist’s Alley at C2E2 comic con, April 21-23 in Chicago.

Katrina Spade will be participating in Reviving the Environment: Ways to Honor the Dead and Livingon April 27th in San Francisco.

 

 

OTHER DEATH POSITIVE EVENTS 

 

 

Tracing the Remains  is an exhibit that explores transformations of the living body and its decay post mortem. Exhibit runs through July 6th in Philadelphia.

Mountain View Cemetery Tour. Explore the crypts, hallways filled with stained-glass, and tranquil gardens. March 5th in Los Angeles.

Rat Taxidermy with Afterlife Anatomy  Learn the principles and techniques of contemporary ethically-sourced taxidermy practice, as you complete your own beautiful piece of taxidermy. On March 5th in Brooklyn.

HairWork: Relics of Remembrance Explore this exhibition dedicated to Victorian hairwork and other fascinating hair art, through March 16th – September 3rd, in Bethlehem, PA.

Designing Death: Challenges and Aesthetics for the 21st Century will address questions about whether current aesthetics and rituals still speak to our contemporary understanding of death. March 15th, London.

French & Mottershead: Afterlife offers a meditative self portrait of what happens to our bodies after death. Various dates throughout March in Manchester.

How Do We Live with Death Festival this multi-day festival explores our relationship to death and mortality though a series of lectures, performances and much more.

Life, Death and the Rest is an event series at Arnos Vale Cemetery. Unique offerings such as a story time for children, a steampunk exhibit on Spiritualism, bespoke poetry and a screening of death positive film, Harold and Maude with Lucy Coleman Talbot. March 30-April 2, Bristol.

Centre for Death and Society Seminar : Terror Management Theory. Come learn about Terror Management Theory, the philosophy that inspires our work here at The Order on May 4th in Bath.

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