CSI research features in The Departure Lounge pop-up

9th May 2019

CSI research features in The Departure Lounge, a free installation aimed at sparking a national conversation about death and dying that coincides with Dying Matters Awareness Week (13-19 May 2019).The pop up installation, modelled on an airport departure lounge, seeks to enable people to talk more openly about one of the final taboos, and the only shared certainty: death and dying. Visitors can explore the space, share their thoughts and talk to  Guides staffing the space, who are a diverse mix of researchers and professionals with experience of death and dying.

The Departure Lounge installation is taking place in Lewisham shopping centre, south London.  The project also includes an interactive website,  a digital campaign and national policy workshops chaired by CSI Director Professor Irene Higginson and blogs from faculty members including Dr Katherine Sleeman.

The  pop-up shop is open to the public Fri 10 May – Friday 7 June.
Getting there: Lewisham Shopping Centre
Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday: Midday – 5.30pm / Sundays: 11.00am-5.00pm / Closed Mondays
Free and open to all.  See more at  http://departure-lounge.org/ | #thedeparturelounge

The Departure Lounge has been developed by the Academy of Medical Sciences with design agency The Liminal Space, to create an empowering space where the public can explore what having a ‘good death’ might mean now and in the future.

To extend the reach of the project, 30 flat pack versions of The Departure Lounge installation are available. These flat packs will be given to people interested in hosting events to spark conversations about death and dying across the UK. The flat pack is free and includes £250 in support costs for events using these materials. The flatpacks will be available from June 2019.

If you are interested in taking this suitcase-sized flat pack version of The Departure Lounge into your community please register your interest  via:  https://www.research.net/r/flatpack