This conversation game was developed as part of our movement to Re.design Death. The brainchild of Strategic Designer, Virginie Gailing and Mortician Lea Gscheidel, was founded on insights from our ethnographic research.
We saw the real power of this approach, when we took our first prototype to a conference in Geneva and witnessed a group of strangers, who had met only minutes before, share intimate stories and personal fears with each other. We saw their discernible catharsis as they ‘thought out loud’. Most of them hadn’t really considered their deaths before and they were actually smiling as they did. It seemed that talking about death and last wishes can not only prepare you on a practical level – it can be truly liberating to accept your mortality and uplifting to share this with other people. And not just when you’re running out of time.