The Future Cemetery

Grant number: LP180100757 | Funding period: 2019 - 2022

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Abstract

This project aims to identify and critically assess the potential of innovative technologies to enhance the experience of the cemetery for an increasingly diverse, secular, and well-informed public, and to strengthen cemeteries’ community connections. It will generate knowledge about the industry’s and the public’s future-oriented desires through an interdisciplinary, collaborative, and evidence-based assessment of emerging cemetery-based technologies including mobile apps, GPS systems, drones, holography, virtual reality, green burials, and resomation. A key expected outcome is a future cemetery that makes sensitive use of technology to enhance its services to public and community, underpin..

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