In Dr. Richard Kalish’s classic (1985) parable “The Horse on the Dining-Room Table” – talking about death and dying with friends and family is analogized to trying to eat dinner … Continue Reading Is talking about death like eating dinner with a horse on the table?
On the third of November this year, we at Death Ed, in partnership with the Mexican Cultural Association in Skåne (Mexikanska Kulturföreningen i Skåne), celebrated ‘Día de Muertos’ or ‘Day … Continue Reading What does it mean to grieve and celebrate in a collective setting?
Rebecca Lillian is a Rabbi at the Egalitarian Synagogue of the Judiska Församlingen Malmö, as well as a Project Leader at Open Skåne, a multicultural organisation which organises and … Continue Reading Jewish burial traditions: How the old is immanently new
Marcos Lopez Macal is a psychologist from Guatemala, currently living in Malmö, Sweden. He completed his master thesis, Two Worldview Perspectives on Death: Mayan and Swedish Attitudes on Death, in 2018 … Continue Reading When the bell tolls: the moment everyone gathers in solidarity
Hanna Mansten is a minister in the congregation of Lackalänga-Stävie. She lives in Staffanstorp with her family of five. She likes when life offers her poweryoga, chocolate, books and music. … Continue Reading The collar: how rituals and traditions have resonance inside and outside of the church
DöBra is a national research program in which questions around death, dying, and grief are investigated in order to make possible more preparedness and awareness around the end-of-life. The program, … Continue Reading DöBra: a program changing the way we think about death
Catharina Lindell is a third generation undertaker with one foot in the old traditional school, and the other one gearing up to break new ground in the funeral business—literally, on a … Continue Reading The Box: how to think different in the funeral business
Erik Isaksson lives outside of Lund with his wife Ulrica and their three children. He loves music! He’s a minister in the Church of Sweden, and has spent many years within palliative … Continue Reading Structures and Faith Aside: making space for spiritual conversation at the end of life
Loana Ibarra Mexican/Swedish visual artist born in Lausanne, Switzerland. She was raised in Mexico and now lives and works in Malmö. This interview took place on the 18th of March, 2018. … Continue Reading Handling fear of death: how art can be the best medicine
Michael Rübsamen is a PhD student in Media and communication studies at Lund University. He writes his thesis on celebrities and value creations. His research interests also stretches into how … Continue Reading Media Narratives of Celebrity Deaths: greek tragedy or journey to sainthood?
Mette Raunkiær is a senior researcher in Videncenter for Rehabilitering og Palliation (REHPA), or The Danish Knowledge Centre for Rehabilitation and Palliative Care. She works in community palliative care, and home … Continue Reading Caring for the Family: How palliative care changes the language of treatment
Ingrid Altamirano is the founder and chairperson of the Mexican Cultural Association in Southern Sweden (Mexikanska Kulturföreningen i Skåne). She has mainly worked within the fields of research, academia and … Continue Reading Death and Dying in Mexico: Embracing, laughing, and celebrating life’s transitions
Jasmina Cordero works for Malmö City’s Cultural Department (Malmö Kulturförvaltning). She is 30 years old. Everyday she sees herself, bit by bit, taking on her mother’s knowledge and guidance in … Continue Reading The Legacy of our Parents: how their love and guidance endures
Alf Hornborg is Professor of Human Ecology at Lund University since 1993. He received his Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Uppsala in 1986 and has taught at … Continue Reading Climate Change and Denial: The alarming realisation of death and decline
Sian Anthony is a researcher in Historical Archaeology. She defended her PhD titled, ‘Materialising modern cemeteries. Archaeological narratives of Assistens cemetery, Copenhagen,’ in November of 2016. She has worked as an … Continue Reading Archeological perspectives: stereotypes of death, burials, and long-held traditions