Some things have never changed for centuries, becoming part of the human culture.
We grew up knowing that once we die we will be buried in a coffin or alternatively be cremated and become ashes.
Things always went like this for centuries, but there are two people in Italy who are trying to change burial as we know it, proposing a whole new burial process. We are talking about Capsula Mundi’s Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel, two designers who came up with an eco-friendly alternative to coffins and urns.
Their idea is to bury the deceased into eco-sustainable burial capsules and use the body as nutrients for a tree or plant previously chosen while the person was still alive.
This way people could have the opportunity to be “turned into trees” when their life ends, and in the future mourners could go and visit their loved ones in a sacred forest instead of a cemetery.
Right now this revolutionary idea by Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel is just a concept, since laws in Italy forbid this kind of burials, but thinking that our life could be some way “extended” after our departure is without any doubt romantic.