‘Morlux’ is a project that has been created during my postgraduate studies at Edinburgh Napier University. As my final assignment during this educational time, students were encouraged to think outside the box and to showcase their innovative design skills. Thus, I’ve decided to work with one of the last taboos of our modern-day society, death.

With longer life, we are forgetting our relationship with death and the increase of spatial, financial and environmental factors are impacting the relationship between living and non-living. Thus, at the boundary of death, technology and science, ‘Morlux’ is a product that provides society with an alternative perspective to the afterlife. It presents a new way of thinking about natures role in the human process of decomposition and enables people to be more closely connected to death. Through the growth of specific bacteria, ‘Morlux’ is an efficient, environmentally friendly, and considerate way of de-composing our own bodies. In proposing this, burial spaces can be reduced, reused, and recycled more frequently. Additionally, ‘Morlux’ can also act as an object of remembrance. Through real-time communication of decomposition data, a living light sculpture allows relatives to grieve with their loved ones living memorial.

’Morlux’ was featured on Edinburgh Napier University’s Degree Show Stories, which can be viewed through this link: https://www.napier.ac.uk/about-us/news/student-design-encourages-talking-about-the-taboo

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