Re-Imagine Death, Fight Climate Change

Speakers

Jae Rhim Lee

Coeio Inc

We understand that climate change will lead to more deaths among animals and humans in the coming years. But what if our very relationship to death is a systemic and addressable root cause of climate change? Eco-friendly funeral practices are necessary and can help reduce the environmental impact of funerals, but that only gets us so far. Artist, designer, and entrepreneur Jae Rhim Lee, inventor of one such funeral practice -- the Mushroom Burial suit - will discuss the mindset shifts necessary to upend the core of our identity and relationship to self and planet. She will present a new radical proposal that addresses how we might go about this.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Focus15
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner