Death Cafe 2015

Tuesday, June 16th
Stanley Picker Gallery

We need to talk about the end of life….

Join us for an open group discussion on life, death and dying matters at a Death Café we will be holding in Stanley Picker Gallery with the aim to explore our own and others’ attitudes to death and reflect on how we can turn death into a lens for life. Previous participants to Death Cafés described the experience as ‘thought provoking’, ‘intimate’ and ‘exhilarating’.

By taking part to a Death Café you become part of a world movement inspired by the ideas of Swiss anthropologist and death studies scholar Bernard Crettaz and developed in its current format by Jon Underwood and Sue Barsky Reid. A Death Café is a special occasion: it is an open discussion where the only topic is death. And that makes for a fascinating discussion!

The Death Café is a social franchise that operates as a non-profit, open, respectful and confidential space where people can exchanges views and learn from each other in a safe and friendly environment alongside tea and cake. Participants are not led to any conclusion, product, course of action or religious affiliation. Please note that Death café is not a bereavement support or grief counselling setting.

The discussion will be facilitated by Oreet Ashery [interdisciplinary artist & Stanley Picker Gallery fine art fellow] and Korina Giaxoglou [Kingston University lecturer in linguistics & researcher of narratives of life and death].

For more information about the Death Café movement please visit:

Oreet Ashery:
Korina Giaxoglou:

Where to find us:
Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture
Kingston University, Knights Park
Kingston upon Thames KT1 2QJ


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