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Compost your Body

Katrina Spade: When I die, recompose me

What if our bodies could help grow new life after we die, instead of being embalmed and buried or turned to ash? Join Katrina Spade as she discusses "recomposition" — a system that uses the natural decomposition process to turn our deceased into life-giving soil, honoring both the earth and the departed.

Katrina Spade created a system called "recomposition" that transforms human bodies into soil, so that we can return to the earth after we die.

Katrina Spade is a designer and inventor who focuses on transforming death care. As the founder and director of the non-profit Urban Death Project, Spade collaborates with researchers, legal experts and scientists to lay the research foundation for this system to exist. She has a Masters in Architecture from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a certificate in Sustainable Design and Building from Yestermorrow Design/Build School and a Bachelors in Cultural Anthropology from Haverford College.

Spade's work has been featured in The Atlantic, Wired, and the New York Times. She is an Echoing Green Climate Fellow.



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