Kochia Memoria


Erosion, Germination


Concept Design Competition
NonArch Copetition Dying
Cristina Morbi, Kristina Chan

Award: Finalist


Kochia Memoria is a proposal in remembrance. It asks us how our last act can return us to the earth and our loved ones. Here, death is not the end, but a new beginning.

Your rituals stay your own. Our sustainable cremation process places your loved one’s ashes in our patented biodegradable urn, sprinkled with Kochia Scoparia seeds.

When you feel it’s time, bring the urn to the final resting place of your choice. Our urns, comprised of PHA polymer, filters the air and water as it degrades, releasing the now fertilised Kochia Scoparia seeds to spread and grow.

Life is not static, and neither is death. Kochia Memoria reminds us of the journey’s we take even after death. We live on in the memories of those we leave behind, in each blade of grass we sprout, and the very wind that carries us.

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