A Study on Spatializing Grief Rituals in the Greater Vancouver Area

Lydia Connor

Mari Fujita Tracy Chalmers    Fernanda Hannah

Atmospheres of Grief seeks to explore how purposeful space making for grief can assist the grieving process and enable the Western culture to embrace grief as a part of the every day. This new funerary typology has a focus on the natural qualities of the living world to create an atmosphere that is inclusive for non-religious, secular beliefs. It highlights secular rituals for death rites as a method of accepting, processing and living with grief in the long-term.