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Louisiana historians and funeral directors work w @forensicArchi to uncover cemeteries of formerly enslaved people on Mississippi River land now largely owned by petrochemical companies. https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000007778616/louisiana-cancer-alley-cemetery-african-americans-video.html?smid=tw-share

via @NYTimes „IDEAS xLab… (Un)Known Project… is both a remembrance and a provocation — a memorial to those whose stories will never be uncovered, as well as a challenge to the public to unearth narratives that may exist“ ⁦@maggiepjones⁩ https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/09/arts/design/hannah-drake-unknown-project.html?referringSource=articleShare

One year ago today, 24 May 2020 -- front page of the New York Times.

May 24, 2021 -- 590,000+ US COVID deaths later......

Thank you @NYCMayor for budgeting $50 million to remove buildings and make Hart Island safe for visitors. https://gothamist.com/news/rikers-inmates-will-no-longer-bury-dead-amid-hart-island-transformation

The covid-19 pandemic can help us moving from denying death to finding new, more open and more public ways to deal with the end of life, writes @gsappDeathLAB
In @ArchReview

https://www.architectural-review.com/essays/death/living-death-confronting-mortality-and-associated-practices-of-care

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