Dead and Buried is an innovative research project that enagages a group of young people
(not in education, employment or
training) with the opportunity to work alongside Dr Hannah Rumble, from Bath
University’s Centre for Death and Society and Charlotte Chapman, a facilitator
from Kumiko Community Arts and to engage in a participatory arts project exploring death and
natural burial. The project ran for 7 weeks, meeting one afternoon a week, at The Park local opportunity centre in Knowle West, Bristol. The participants ranged in age from 17 to 25 and all came from very different backgrounds.
Through a series of structured workshops
questioning and exploration around death and burial, the young people
were encourgaed to think critically, to explore the themes and were asked to develop a "creative response".
The result was a very successfull and inspiring week long public exhibition which ran in April 2013. A film was made throughout the 7 week project which captures the thoughts of the young participants as they creatively respond to the sessions. Film by Gary Thomas.