Capsula Mundi is a cultural and broad-based design project by Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel, which envisions a different approach to death. The idea is to replace coffins with trees, to promote green woods to substitute today’s cemeteries. The kickstarter campaign funds – if they reach the goal –  will be used to realize the industrial prototype of Capsula Mundi, an egg-shaped pod, made of biodegradable material, where our bodies will be placed for burial. “Ashes will be held in small Capsulas while bodies will be laid down in a fetal position in larger pods. The pod will then be buried as a seed in the earth. A tree, chosen in life by the deceased, will be planted on top of it and serve as a memorial for the departed and as a legacy for posterity and the future of our planet. Family and friends will continue to care for the tree as it grows.”


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