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.

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 ...


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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 ...


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