I will be facilitating a series of Death Café sessions. A Death Cafe is a pop up space where people gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. The objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. It is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes, and is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.
by Carla Conte
Carla Conte is an artist based in the UK who uses her art to work within the community and address social issues. She is a collector, an observer and a maker who works in mixed media, and has a particular interest in natural materials. Community, communication, empowerment and respect for nature are common themes in her work.
She currently predominantly works in wood and is creating a collection of wooden figures representing people from all walks of life and Pachamama.
Carla has also worked on projects looking at how we relate to death over the past 15 years. She started the photography project called Cemeteries Around the World while travelling, which tells stories of individuals, communities, and cultures. It has worked as a starting point to get people to talk about death, and has led to her taking part in, and running, various exhibitions and events on this subject.