BEYOND THE COFFIN
After birth, the second biggest event in life is death. And, yet, across cultures, our relationship with it seems based on avoidance and denial. We asked ourselves, why isn’t death treated as naturally and gracefully as birth? Why can’t we perceive it in a more positive way? And redesign its rituals to reveal, rather than conceal, who we really are? That’s how Project Womb was born.
I believe the only true legacy anybody leaves behind is the story of his or her life. Usually, the telling of this story is left to friends and family. The more celebrated ones amongst us are at the mercy of media. That’s a lot of different versions of our life story. And we don’t have a say in any one of them. Until now.
The Aesthetics of After Life
The Womb provides the comfort of knowing that your story is told in your own words, pictures and videos. And shared with the world. It’s a container for impressions and memories you can record and update over your lifetime. A collection of personal insights and experiences that can inspire future generations for many years to come.
I want to change how the story is told. And how it’s presented. I find rectangular caskets unnatural and unfriendly. To me, the womb offers a design that’s in harmony with life and nature. In essence, The Womb is a media-driven time capsule that makes sure your life story lives on.
STORIES for liFe
The Time Capsule module offers cloud-based encrypted media storage that hosts your music, images, video and text for an indefinite time. You connect to the Time Capsule with a web-based upload engine allowing you to update it whenever and wherever you want. You can create a public profile that’s accessible to everybody. And a private profile that’s only accessible with an activation key. With these keys your family and friends will be invited to activate your life story and experience it. Through your eyes. In your own words.