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Your loss is my loss

To see death through other's eyes

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Osvaldo is a  young comunicologist who has just accepted a direction job at Amnesty International México as a social media manager. He says he has had no previous approach to death, until now: he was sent to interview -and face the mothers of the disappeared, and he was shocked to know these women who have not stopped searching for their missing sons or daughters, even for ten o fifteen years... refusing to believe they are dead. These brave women are, in his words, exemplary activists because they share the pain for their loss.

What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

Every one sees death differently, but I think we should learn from those who take it for granted and live, and co-live with death as something natural, something good, something that is part of life itself. We concluded that the so called western countries need to start looking at death as a continuity of our path of life.

Tell us about your work experience:

I work in an architecture office interested in new approaches to planning, and recently we have just started to use design thinking as a bias of getting better results in our projects.

If you participated in an End of Life Storytelling Event, tell us which Chapter or city you came from:

Mexico City

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Hi Luis, thanks for the post! It'd be great to add an image with this. Images help grab attention and tell a story. You should be able to use the Edit Contribution button on the top of your post and follow the instructions to add images from there. Looking forward to seeing more of your inspiring insights on OpenIDEO.