EXIT Architecture is a speculative look at designing for the afterlife in all of its potential architectural forms, including the exploration of new ways of marking our exit.

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

The exhibition presents a critical, projective, and speculative look at the present and future of this realm of design; it exhibits 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: Cultural, Exhibit

Status: Built

Size: 1,500 SF

Location: Ghent, NY; Union, NJ; Brooklyn, NY

Curators: Kyle May, Julia van den Hout, Warren James
Fabrication: KM,A
Exhibition Design: 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