Open End is an interdisciplinary project between the Faculty of Man and Welfare and KASK & Conservatorium. Together with numerous students, researchers Joris Van Poucke and Barbara Raes studied farewell rituals for three years. 

What are contemporary needs? How does one give meaning to death in a largely secularised society? How can the care sector respond? And in what way can artists and designers contribute to this? The project culminates in an exhibition and a book in December.

Open Einde

Interdisciplinair onderzoek naar de ontwikkeling van fysieke en mentale ruimtes voor nieuwe afscheidsrituelen in de samenleving
project team
Barbara Raes, Jan De Pauw
01.09.2015 – 30.08.2018