24-10-19 // MONU #31 ON AFTER LIFE URBANISM RELEASED
Flipping through the pages of MONU #31. The cover image of MONU #31 is part of
Miguel Candela’s contribution “The Cemetery of the Living” on page 16. ©Miguel Candela
On October 14, we released MONU’s issue #31 on the topic of “After Life Urbanism”.
“To face the urban challenges and phenomena that present themselves due to recent changes in our society that are related to death, and its consequences for cities and buildings, a topic that we call “After Life Urbanism”, “we need to be simultaneously pragmatic and visionary” according to Karla Rothstein in our interview with her entitled “Democratizing Death”. She urges the re-engagement and coexistence with life and death to explore what impacts all these transformations might have, encompassing first of all spatial, but also cultural, social, environmental, technological, and economic aspects. With his images of cemeteries of the city of Manila in the Philippines, where families do not tread in fear of the “wrath” of the dead but some found a place to call home among the crypts of the dead, Miguel Candela depicts and symbolizes in his contribution “The Cemetery of the Living” such coexistence of life and death…” continue reading on MONU’s website.