Exit Architecture

is an exhibit that looks at the architectural design of the afterlife.

 Humans have been enshrining and memorializing their dead for millennia. While rituals and symbolic forms vary widely across cultures and religions, all are rooted in similar desires: honoring a life and coping with loss.

The realities of the world today have imposed additional restrictions and opportunities on internment. Rapid population growth, densifying urban areas, limited space, environmental concerns, and digitization are all factors that could lead architects to reimagine our own exit.

EXIT Architecture is a speculative look at designing for the afterlife in all of its potential architectural forms and new ways of marking our exit. The exhibition presents a critical, projective, and speculative look at the present and future of this realm of design—through personal and individual examples of design for the hereafter, as well as approaches that affect or can be adopted by many. 

 

Client: 
Art OMI

Program: 
Exhibit

Status: 
January-March 2019 Exhibited at OMI International Arts Center
March-September 2019 Exhibited at Kean Unvirsity

Curators: 
Kyle May
Julia van den Hout
Warren James

Exhibition Design and Fabrication: 
KM,A

Graphic Design: 
Original Copy

Participants:
AD-WO
Aleksandr Mergold
ANAH
Bade Stageberg Cox
BEAU Architects
Giann Matias
Jason Vigneri-Beane
JeongChoi Works
KONYK Architecture
Lebbeus Woods
Michaela Metcalfe
Richard Ceccanti Aston
Roderick Cruz
Studio Ames
Yongwoo Park

Images:
KM,A