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Break the taboo around death with the help of a game.

Death discussion (Memento Mori)

Memento Mori

Although we all will eventually be confronted with death, death is still a taboo. And most young adults never thought about this at all. How are these young people going to deal with it? To answer that, Anouk, a young designer, would like to share her personal story about 'making peace with death'.

A few weeks ago, Anouk had brain bleeding because of a disease and was in a coma for several days. The doctors told her parents that they had two options. They could do nothing and she would die or they could do something but there's still a chance she would die. Anouk is still here. And this was not her first time to come so close to death, and she would like to tell her story. That is something she feel very lucky about. We believe we all need to think about death in a fun and natural way. You should not be afraid of death because sooner or later, it happens to all of us.

We hope to influence more youngsters to start to think about the position of death in life. To make this more tangible, Guang, Anouk and Jonas designed a board game, Memento Mori, together. This board game help players discuss death in a light and fun way. We believe that life is valuable because it will end. Since death is just a natural part of life, its death should not be sad if life is happy.

Guang, Anouk and Jonas

We are two designers that would like to explore the topic 'death'.