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Renata Fenton

MA work

From environmental, social and economic perspectives, the business of death and the process of body disposition is in crisis. My focus concentrates on the human perspective, allowing for greater involvement by the bereaved, and an opportunity for the dying to engage with sustainable practices. The project proposes rituals that enhance healthy grieving practices for the survivors, without compromising the wishes of the dying or the wellbeing of the community. I propose a system that engages with the ritual of death in different scenarios and attempts to illustrate alternative translations for the future through an alternative disposition technology.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2011

  • From environmental, social and economic perspectives, the business of death and the process of body disposition is in crisis. My focus concentrates on the human perspective, allowing for greater involvement by the bereaved, and an opportunity for the dying to engage with sustainable practices. The project proposes rituals that enhance healthy grieving practices for the survivors, without compromising the wishes of the dying or the wellbeing of the community. I propose a system that engages with the ritual of death in different scenarios and attempts to illustrate alternative translations for the future through an alternative disposition technology.


  • Degrees

  • BFA, Industrial Design, Rhode Island School of Design, USA, 2006
  • Experience

  • Co-founder, Isla Urbana, Mexico City, 2006-Present; Senior designer, Godoylab, Mexico City, 2007-9; Designer, Pirwi, Mexico City, 2006-8
  • Exhibitions

  • Transit Cases: Chairs from Mexico, Touring Exhibition, Europe, 2008-10; Criteria, Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D gallery, Chicago, IL, USA, 2009
  • Awards

  • Winner, British Council Chevening Scholarship, 2009-10; Runner-up, Metropolis Magazine Next Generation Design Prize, 2008; Winner, Rachel Carson Environmental Award, Rhode Island School of Design, 2006