The farvel project is completed.

With farvel, Jennifer Beitel, Markus Traber and Lilli Berger have spent two years developing virtual 3D memory spaces and staging various events in Virtual Space. The team conducted research during the funding period up to and including September 2022 with the help of start-up grants from the Berlin University of the Arts and the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. Two companies emerged from the research results and start-up experiences:

Markus Traber and Jennifer Beitel with

Lilli Berger with

P.S. All rooms, including Mandy's memory room, will continue to be available under and will be jointly managed by us.

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re:publica 22: The future of death and mourning

Backstage, final preparations are underway for the discussion panel at republica 22 with the topic "Ashes to Dust. Changes in the culture of burial and remembrance". The founders of farvel, the first virtual memory space, Lilli Berger, Markus ...


You can see a LEGO coffin out of which an abstract sceleton arm comes out. It is holding a smartphone in the air showing the selfie of the coffin. A white farvel line illustration is placed at the top-left corner.

Fresh Wind in the Funeral Business (3/3)

How were the foundations laid for the commercialization of today's funeral industry? In this historical review (parts 1-3), three developmental steps become visible. First, the transition from church-based to state-based regulation with the influence of the ...


You can see a LEGO setting showing a black coffin on the leftern side and next to it a black LEGO hearse with a sign on the rightern side. A bearded funeral director is standing in front of the vehicle. A white wave-like line illustration is placed in the bottom-left corner.

Fight for death (2/3)

How did the transition from church-based to state-based regulation come about? Historically, it is hardly surprising that the influence of the German association system continues to guide the funeral market today. In Berlin, the private-sector ...


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Birth of the funeral profession (1/3)

We want to help shape the culture of remembrance and are thus part of a natural process, because historically, the forms and rituals of mourning are in a continuous state of change. The funeral home as a service company, which accompanies the bereaved, accruing ...


The viewer is standing on the stage of On the left side you can see a pink game card, designed with an icon showing two footprints and a tag around the big toe. On the right side, you can see the invited guests playing the game "Playing with Death".

Playing with Death

At the end of February, Daniela Eichberger invites you to a joint game evening in With her card game Spiel mit dem Tod (Playing with Death) she brings lightness to the topics of death and dying in a playful way. The playing cards ...


Two books "Ready Player One" and "Snow Crash" are in focus on a book shelf amongst many other books. A line illiustration starts from the lines of the cover and continues into the physical world.

The Metaverse: Meta, what?

At the end of October 2021, Facebook renamed itself Meta, emphasizing the company's focus on the Metaverse1. Since this announcement at the latest, the term metaverse has been on everyone's lips. But what exactly is a metaverse? The ...


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The first virtual reading with Johanna Klug

Stream running. Camera running. Johanna are you ready? Okay, we are live. "Hello and welcome to the Virtual Reading with Johanna Klug ... " sounds from a blond avatar in the introduction. On December 16 at ...


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Memories create memories

Let's fast-forward time a few decades: In 20 years, we'll be saying goodbye to a large part of the boomer generation. The people who will have to be buried then are people for whom moving around in the digital space on a daily basis is already a ...


One hand holds a blue chalk pencil and draws on a wooden coffin.

A changing mourning culture

Burial is a central moment in the process of saying goodbye. This has taken place in cemeteries for centuries. The place of burial is also the central place of remembrance and mourning culture. Remembrance rituals are performed at the ...


Jennifer, Lilli and Markus are sitting and kneeling on a green couch. They are laughing for excitement and happiness and throwing flowers into the air. A line illustration is emphasising the composition of the picture.

This time last year ...

... we didn't even know each other as a team - and certainly not how our paths would lead us together. Working together virtually, we quickly realized that we harmonize well together and ...


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