Publications

© radioeins
RUNDFUNK | RBB

Sind wir nicht ein wenig zu spät mit unserer Idee? Wir sind der Meinung, dass wir ein generelles Problem adressieren, was durch die Corona-Pandemie nur offensichtlich wurde. Denn aufgrund von großen Distanzen, aus gesundheitlichen oder gar finanziellen Gründen können wir uns nicht so von einen geliebten Menschen verabschieden, wie wir es gerne möchten. Dieser und weiteren kritischen Fragen haben wir uns in einem Interview mit radioeins gestellt, das während der re:publica 21 durchgeführt wurde.

© WDR
RUNDFUNK | WDR

Warum haben wir uns für eine virtuelle 3D Umgebung im Kontext der Trauer entschieden? Wir sind der Meinung, dass der spielerische Aspekt eine gewisse Leichtigkeit mit diesem Thema mit sich bringt. Das ist wertvoll, da wir verlernt haben, wie wir mit sterbenden oder auch trauernden Personen umgehen sollen. In einem Interview mit dem WDR haben wir einen kleinen Einblick im Rahmen der re:publica 21 gewährt.


© re:publica 21
CONGRESS | MAIN PROGRAMME

The end of a loved one is more difficult than ever at this time. We often can neither say goodbye to people nor allow human closeness. Physical spaces are exchanged for virtual ones. The clip END AND BEGINNING for the re:publica 21 asks whether this could be the beginning of a new mourning culture in an increasingly digital society. 

© re:publica 21
CONGRESS | OFF STAGE

When a person dies, memories are not only retold verbally, but also remain stored on mobile phones, computers or the internet. In the context of re:publica 21 there is now a place where stories can be experienced together: VIRTUAL ISLANDS OF MEMORY. The abstract virtual world initiates communal exchange and thus gives collective memory a space.


© Spotify Studios
PODCAST | SPOTIFY ORIGINAL

Have you heard of the promession method? The dead body is transformed into humus within six to 18 months. But what if the body becomes compost and no longer needs to be buried in the cemetery, where could new places of remembrance be created? Guest on the Spotify Original Podcast Man lernt nie aus we talk for 5 minutes with Vreni Frost about digital farewells and alternative forms of funerals.

Publication mid-June 2021

© Social Cosmos
PODCAST | DIGITAL MINDFULNESS

What do mindfulness and death have to do with each other? We were guests of the social media expert, biologist and meditation trainer Rini Pegka of Social Cosmos. In her podcast Digital Happiness we talked about our virtual places of farewell, remembrance and exchange.

© Tod und Tee
PODCAST | VIRTUAL FAREWELL AND GRIEF

We ask ourselves the question: Is it possible to say goodbye digitally? We were guests of the grief counsellor Kira Littwin. In her podcast Tod und Tee we talk about virtual mourning and virtual farewells. We explain what led us to work on a digital solution for funerals and memorial rooms.


© Bundesverband Bestattungsbedarf
ARTICLE | FUNERAL NEEDS

The need for human connection in bereavement is greater than ever. Rituals are essential to understand the loss of a loved one. For it is only when we exchange stories, share our grief and reminisce that the deceased person comes back to life and eases our grief. So how can we create closeness where there is none? A report on our virtual farewell rooms in the (02/2021) Netzwärme issue of the magazine Bestattung (S. 8). 

Press Enquiries

We are a young start-up that wants to give grief and memory a virtual space. We are still in development and will be showing our first memory room at re:publica 21. The room will be ready for the market in August. All texts and photos on our website may be used freely, as long as www.farvel.space is mentioned in the article or tagged on social media ((IG, FB, YT, TW, LI). If you need a free demonstration for the purpose of reviewing or otherwise reporting, feel free to write to us.


Press Contact

Lilli Berger

+49 156 783 891 68
hi@farvel.space

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