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seaburial+ / sea burial system


sea burial+ is a sea burial system that consist of +urn, a water soluble urn that spins while sinking, and a virtual columbarium that exist in the form of a mobile application. By spinning while sinking, +urn is able to maintain its downwards trajectory, allowing the user to record the sea burial location via a mobile application. After entering the particulars of the deceased, the information is stored in a "virtual niche" within a virtual columbarium. The objective of this project is to offer a different experience of sea burial by integrating technology and design into the taboo topic of death.


National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore
Singapore, Singapore

Raymond Hon,
National University of Singapore