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Matthew Lindsay

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Post Burial


Kensal Green Cemetery Woodland is in response to the ongoing existential and pragmatic crisis of how to appropriately memorialise, and dispose of, the dead within the constantly densifying context of London. Fundamentally, the project interrogates the utility of the individual monument and re-frames the funerary process through the lens of a collective responsibility to the environment and each other. Spatially, the requirement of individual spaces of earth, born from a Victorian obsession with historicity and material memory, has resulted in large swatches of land, now enveloped by the city, being locked in a strict lattice of individual memories. By decentralising the headstone, the proposal “returns” to a state of mythological woodland, fed by the accelerated decomposition of the deceased through a process known as Natural Organic Reduction. A series of pavilions are orchestrated within the landscape that respond to the social utility of the individual monument, and craft an alternative funerary ritual that is in constant dialogue with nature, the cosmos, and a monistic attitude towards existence.

London, UK



Matthew Lindsay

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