The Urban Death Project utilizes the process of composting
to safely and gently turn our deceased into soil-building material,
creating a meaningful, equitable, and ecological urban
alternative to existing options for the disposal of the dead.


  1. almaverdad2

    almaverdad2 939 days ago Permalink

    interesting from anthropological & social perspectives --

    but cremation & dispersion ceremony for ashes seems ecological too (?)

  2. alvinroast

    alvinroast 939 days ago Permalink

    Are they aware of how toxic a modern urban human is?

  3. kevin

    kevin 938 days ago Permalink

    Wool by Hugh Howey

  4. pookie

    pookie 938 days ago Permalink

    @alvinroast Yeah. At first, I thought it a great idea, but then think of just one toxic item -- all the mercury amalgams off-gassing. The gift that keeps on giving.

  5. alvinroast

    alvinroast 937 days ago Permalink

    @pookie My thoughts on the concept go back to the Bene Gesserit in Chapterhouse: Dune, where the sisterhood planted a tree at the burial using the body as nutrients for the tree. At the time, it all sounded beautiful in a world of clean living, where the tree would live on for many years. If only we could think long term like that.

    @kevin It's on my list now. I really should read some fiction from the last twenty years...

  6. emulsified

    emulsified 929 days ago Permalink

    It works best with headphones and plenty of volume:

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