designboom in collaboration with the LIEN FOUNDATION and ACM FOUNDATION, and supported by the NATIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION (NFDA) present the DESIGN FOR DEATH international design competition to catalyze the international creative and design community to re-think and re-imagine deathcare* for the future.
DESIGN FOR DEATH will encourage creativity and establish leadership through the intersection of design, thanatology and deathcare to inspire future practical initiatives.
It will challenge and change perceptions about the ways in which families honor, remember and celebrate the lives of their loved ones.
This not-for-profit initiative is the first-ever, global competition of its kind.
Call for entries for the first competition begins on Wednesday, 6 February 2013 and close by 23:59(GMT), Wednesday 17 April 2013.