Katrina speaks about a new model of death care called Recomposition
About the speaker
Katrina Spade has been a designer and entrepreneur since 2002, with a focus on human-centered, ecological design. While earning her Architecture degree, she invented a system called “recomposition” which transforms the dead into soil.
In 2014, Katrina founded the non-profit Urban Death Project to bring attention to the problem of a toxic funeral industry and lay the research groundwork for this new form of disposition. Most recently, she founded Recompose, a benefit corporation working to bring recomposition to the public sphere.
Katrina has a BA in Anthropology from Haverford College, and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her work has been featured in the Guardian, NPR, Wired, Fast Company, and the NYTimes. She is an Echoing Green Fellow.
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