Why an end to things is necessary as well as inevitable. Five short presentations followed by food, drink and discussion.
Jules Findley, newly appointed Principal Lecturer in Fashion and Textiles at the University of Brighton Faculty of Arts, will be speaking at this event. The research topic for her PhD at the Royal College of Art is Funeral Rites in Dress in the 21st century. Jules is a member of Dying Matters.
Other speakers include:
- Hermione Elliott, director of Living Well Dying Well, a charity that encourages an approach to dying that is humane and respectful to the individual.
- Marek Kohn is a science writer on evolution, biology and society, his talk on the relative status of human remains was part of the Wellcome Collection’s recent exhibition, Death: a self-portrait (and is still available as a podcast).
- JoJo Gingerhead’s installation Final Status investigated why it is virtually impossible to die digitally.
- Michael Irwin is a retired GP who worked for the United Nations for 32 years. In 2009 he founded the Society for Old Age Rational Suicide, earlier this year he started the Die-alogue discussion group in Brighton.
The evening will be chaired by Liz Whitehead, co-director of Fabrica.
This event is free but donations are welcome. Please book in advance via Eventbrite, or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01273 778646.