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Qatar World Cup Memorial Commemorates Migrant Worker Deaths

Memorial architecture lends massive presence to hundreds of silenced mourners

The proposed Qatar World Cup Memorial project was designed by French architects Axel de Stampa and Sylvain Macaux, who founded the 1Week1Project collective. 1Week1Project comprises approximately 25 designs that are primarily speculative in nature, meant to serve as social commentary. … Continue reading

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”The Work of the Dead” Creates Human Communities

Thomas Laqueur's epic historical survey reveals insight into how and why we care for the dead

Significant amounts of research have been invested in understanding the grieving rituals of the animal kingdom, but literature examining the role that the human corpse plays in how culture is created and sustained over time has been relatively sparse. That … Continue reading

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