Islands of Elegy: Dispersing the Urban Cemetery
CitationDeluca, Jake. 2022. Islands of Elegy: Dispersing the Urban Cemetery. Master's thesis, Harvard Graduate School of Design.
AbstractIslands of Elegy proposes a new kind of cemetery, one that brings death closer to us
and resists the stagnation of memory. This new cemetery—the “microcemetery”—
manifests as several small sanctuary spaces embedded in highly urban environments:
on street corners, in plazas, etc. These spaces have the capacity to build upward rather
than outward, resisting the spatial imposition of the contemporary cemetery. The
dispersal of these microcemeteries across Boston creates a landscape that reflects the
true metabolism of grief, a process which may never come to completion, which may
linger or be lost to time, and which often permeates the everyday.
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