Death

The Hear My Last Wish initiative transforms organ donation culture

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The Hear My Last Wish initiative transforms organ donation culture

Publicis Groupe and Leo Burnett Taiwan have introduced Hear My Last Wish, a project addressing the reluctance of families to consent to organ donat...
Health : Medical : Wellness
The Trend: Danse Macabre

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The Trend: Danse Macabre

Taking dark humour to the next level, Gen Z are using death as a day-to-day source of cringe comedy – but also relatability.
Pop Culture : Media : Gen Zalpha
Preserving Digital Legacies

Micro Trends

Preserving Digital Legacies

Meet the innovators safeguarding and cherishing precious digital memories beyond the grave.
Death : Digital Legacy : Data Storage
Stat: Young Britons have a mature outlook on death

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Stat: Young Britons have a mature outlook on death

Generation Z in the UK demonstrate a more open and mature outlook on death, marking a significant difference from older demographics.
Youth : Gen Z : Death
Death Positivity Market

Markets

Death Positivity Market

Dying is driving new wellness conversations as brands work to transform end-of-life planning through more progressive and positive funer...
Wellness : Society : Security
Recompose turns human bodies into compost

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Recompose turns human bodies into compost

Allowing the eco-conscious to continue recycling even after death, the facility is expected to open in spring 2021.
Sustainability : Death : Society
Stat: Millennials’ physical and mental health is declining

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Stat: Millennials’ physical and mental health is declining

Without intervention, mortality rates among US Millennials could increase by more than 40% compared to Generation X at the same age.
Health : Wellness : Death
Exit Here wants to brighten the funeral business

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Exit Here wants to brighten the funeral business

The next-generation funeral parlour is breaking taboos surrounding death.
Health : Wellness : Death
Paris inters its first eco-friendly cemetery

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Paris inters its first eco-friendly cemetery

The Ivry-sur-Seine green burial area will use wooden grave markers in the place of tombstones.
Society : Sustainability : Death
What will wellness look like in 2030?

Big Ideas

What will wellness look like in 2030?

Through the lens of a fictional future scenario, we ask how brands in 2030 will redefine wellness, negate collective burnout and help us embrace ou...
Far Futures : Health : Wellness
Solace is digitising the funeral industry

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Solace is digitising the funeral industry

The start-up is reinventing death care as a digital-only direct service that offers online cremation and funeral planning.
Death : Wellness : Service
Stat: We’re still not comfortable talking about death

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Stat: We’re still not comfortable talking about death

YouGov recently conducted the biggest UK study ever commissioned on attitudes towards death and bereavement on behalf of Co-op. With responses from...
Culture : Death : Finance
Social support

Big Ideas

Social support

US – Facebook is using artificially intelligent (AI) bots to address suicidal behaviour among its users.
Facebook : Mental Health : Artificial Intelligence
New Designers 2016: Top five

Big Ideas

New Designers 2016: Top five

This year New Designers showed a notable shift towards more conceptually driven projects that veered away from the typically commercial work of p...
New Designers : Product Design : The E-motional Economy
Mortal combat

Big Ideas

Mortal combat

Netherlands – The Flock is a mortal computer game that will eventually cease to exist.
The Flock : Vogelsap : Gaming
Interactive haikus

News

Interactive haikus

Canada – A collection of interactive haikus brings poetry to short-form content.
Interactive Haikus : National Film Board Of Canada : ARTE
Afterlife advertising

News

Afterlife advertising

Amsterdam – ALS sufferers are coming back from beyond the grave for a new fundraising campaign to fight the neurodegenerative disease.
ALS Association : Publicis : Amsterdam
The New Death

Markets

The New Death

Death is having a moment. No longer a taboo subject, it is inspiring innovators and feeding a cultural movement 
Bompas & Parr : Health Goths : Life Tickers
Preview: New death

News

Preview: New death

Global – Even death is succumbing to disruption. 
Death : Urban Death Project : Health Goths
Autumn/winter 2015 Fashion Week directions: Part 2

Design Directions

Autumn/winter 2015 Fashion Week directions: Part 2

In the second part of our report on the key design directions from the autumn/winter 2015 Fashion Week shows, LS:N Global explores how primitive ...
Autumn/winter 2015 : Iris Van Herpen : Prada
The Immortal Brand

Macro Trends

The Immortal Brand

Brands and consumers are no longer satisfied by instantaneous gratification. Can we really plan in years, decades – even centuries?
The Age Of The Long Near : Evernote : Long Now Foundation
Facebook lets users choose an heir to their digital legacy

Big Ideas

Facebook lets users choose an heir to their digital legacy

In a bid to honour the memory of Facebook users once they have passed away, the site has introduced a legacy contact option.
Facebook : Legacy Contract : The Sharded Self
Architecture of death: Bompas & Parr examine the art of the tombstone

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Architecture of death: Bompas & Parr examine the art of the tombstone

London – London-based designers Bompas & Parr are bringing the forgotten art of funerary architecture back to life, so to speak.
Monumental Masonry : Funerary Architecture : The Polarity Paradox
App predicts when you will die down to the last second

Big Ideas

App predicts when you will die down to the last second

The phrase ‘there’s an app for that’ has been taken to dark new levels with Deadline, the app that predicts when you’re going to die.
Deadline : Coca-Cola : Gist LLC
The Polarity Paradox

Macro Trends

The Polarity Paradox

Moderation is no longer the modus operandi. In our busy, networked and choice-rich lives, people are finding a new model for self-restraint by fl...
Extreme Lifestyles : 5:2 Living : Pop Culture
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