Renewable Matter # 14 / January-February

Sustainability, the Final Act

by Federico Pedrocchi

A community sensitive to sustainability must be capable of committing personally. So let us talk about how we can bury ourselves. Afterwards, obviously. Not in general and arbitrarily, I mean. When it is time to abandon the planet, which is, in any case, not the right definition for what this page is all about. 

There are different techniques. One is based on freezing the corpse in liquid nitrogen, with equipment which completes this passage by distributing the substance through nozzles which spray the body which is stretched out on a metal platform. The result is a structure which is actually a somewhat fragile “frozen block.” At this point, the metal surface begins to move, making rapid...

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