The Infinity Burial Project proposes alternatives for the postmortem body that promote and facilitate an individual engagement with the process of decomposition. The Project features the development of a unique strain of mushroom that decomposes and remediates toxins in human tissue, the development of a decomposition ‘kit’, burial suits embedded with decomposition activators, and a membership society devoted to the promotion of death awareness and acceptance and the practice of decompiculture (the cultivation of decomposing organisms). Founded and directed by Jae Rhim Lee, the Infinity Burial Project is funded by the Creative Capital Foundation, the Institüt für Raumexperimente/Universität der Künste Berlin, and the MAK Center for Art + Architecture.
*Please contact jrlee at mit dot edu for more info.
- Auto to transport burial structure prototypes and materials. Any vehicle that has storage space and/or roof space for a rack (donation)
- Fundraising and project management intern (volunteer/pro bono)
- Land near San Francisco, CA for decomposition experiments involving expired supermarket meat (donation)
- Green funeral director to oversee demonstration burial (volunteer/pro bono)
- Green cemetery or conservation burial site for demonstration burial (volunteer/pro bono)
- Experienced Industrial Designer to help co-create the next burial container(s) (volunteer/pro bono)
- As always, funding is greatly needed to support the project. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation–See right hand column…
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