Death Lab

Based at Columbia University GSAPP, the DeathLab is a trans-disciplinary research and design space focused on reconceiving how we live with death in the metropolis.

DeathLab makes it possible for dynamic minds to come together to engage the complex challenges of our individual and collective mortality.

We are changing how people think about death.

At the core of DeathLab is a team of leading researchers, scholars, experts, and designers from fields that enable us to engage both intimate and infrastructural urban concerns.

Our ambition is to develop design strategies that can be prototyped, built, and experienced by the public. We are dedicated to plausible possibility.

Constellation Park - An Infrastructural Memorial
Constellation Park is a suspended public memorial, casting flickering imprints on the larger cityscape. It is a new civic sanctuary that respects the dignity of personal loss and transforms our biomass into an elegant constellation of light. The memorial network serves as an enduring collective urban cenotaph for intimate individual memories— supporting the diverse cycles and vitality of life. Its "footprint" is invisible.