WHAT WE DO

The Urban Death Project has created an innovative new model of death care that honors both our loved ones and the planet earth. At the heart of this model is a new system called Recomposition that transforms bodies into soil so that we can grow new life after we die.

 

OVERVIEW

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Recomposition Cores will be housed in community spaces designed to support the grieving and honor the dead.  New soil will nourish gardens, reminding us that all life is interconnected.

 

 

 

THE RITUAL

 

OUR team

 

We are architects, scientists, engineers, designers, legal strategists, and funeral directors. Together we are creating a transparent and sustainable new model of death care. 

Click on a team member to learn more.

 
 
Katrina Spade Founder + Director

Katrina Spade

Founder + Director

 

Board of Directors

Brian Gix

Brian Gix

Devon Knowles

Devon Knowles

Erin Gainey

Erin Gainey

Kate Stephenson

Kate Stephenson

Nora Menkin

Nora Menkin

Troy Hottle

Troy Hottle

Technical Advisory Team

Alan Maskin

Alan Maskin

Caitlin Doughty

Caitlin Doughty

Cheryl Johnson

Cheryl Johnson

Lynne Carpenter-Boggs

Lynne Carpenter-Boggs

Max Page

Max Page

Tanya Marsh

Tanya Marsh

RECENT Press

 
 

OUR Partners

A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Thank you to all who donated during our recent crowdfunder - we raised almost $50,000! And, if you'd still like to get involved, there's time. Click HERE to check it out, or watch the video and then click the DONATE button below. Thank you!

Donate

 
 

Help us build a future where every human death creates deep and lasting ecological wealth. The Urban Death Project is a 501(c)3, and all donations are 100% tax-deductible. Thank you! 

 

You can also send a U.S. check to:    The Urban Death Project P.O. Box 12121 Seattle, WA 98102