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Communal Resonance

Death can be highlighted and reframed. Human composting commemorates death by efficiently returning the organic potential of the dead to the ecological cycle, where the death of one person becomes the continuity of another form of life. The soil produced through recomposing is also transmissible by distributing it to the island to support the expansion of saltmarsh and lift the ground to adapt to sea-level rise. Recognizing the transmissible and adhesive attributes of Covid-19, the significance of individual deaths, and the ecosystem of burial processes, new urban spatial tactics are necessary. New memorial spaces address the scale of loss from the pandemic; commemorative columns lead people to experience and reflect, encouraging communal empathy. A fluid elevated footpath connects waterfront memorials and cemeteries, where the overall network engages the dynamics of the water and the rise of sea level. The elevated path resonates with the last journey of the dead individual and the renewal of natural habitats. Visitors are not only spectators of this global pandemic but can see through to the essence of human mortality.