Due to the current pandemic restrictions in Toronto, the project has been cancelled.
‘When I Die’, is a presentation followed by an in-person workshop focused on facilitating discussions around what we want to happen when we die and how to communicate our wishes to those closest to us.
All too often we avoid the topic of death, we look at it as though it were something we have no control over—a taboo subject. This is often why so many people are left with the burden of making uninformed decisions on behalf of the person they have just lost. Putting undue stress and doubt on a person at a moment of immense loss and grief. This avoidance takes away the little control we do have over our own deaths.
These conversations seem impossible to have with our loved ones and even ourselves. What if we had the tools to facilitate these conversations? What if we could share in the activity of collecting our thoughts on what we want to happen when we die?
The event will explore these questions, starting with a presentation by Kayla Moryoussef, a local Death Educator and Death Doula, who will discuss how talking about death can be both liberating and empowering.
Following the presentation there will be a brief intermission before a workshop focusing on exploring these discussions through a small kit with several prompts that allow participants to question their wishes and desires surrounding their own deaths.
The event aims to increase awareness around death literacy and to facilitate conversations about death through design intervention, with a hope that participants walk away with an increased understanding of what they want when they die, and the tools to help communicate their wishes to those closest to them.
The talk is open to attend, however participation in the workshop requires registration. To register for the workshop, follow the RSVP link.