監製：HA Kwai Cheong
We make our decisions in our lives, how about after our death? Is it infelicitous to discuss death when we are still alive, or is it something to discuss with ease?
The HKDI DESIS Lab attempts to connect the theme of life and death to its design and organises design activities, in which elderlies are invited to share their opinions on ageing, death and after-death arrangements in a relaxed atmosphere. One of the activities organised is to design Living Diamond jewellery pieces for the participants. Living Diamond refers to the transformation of the deceased’s ashes to crystalline pieces through technology. Allowing the bereaved to wear jewellery pieces designed using these Living Diamonds becomes one of the options in after-death arrangements.
Katie, a designer in her early twenties, talks with many elderlies in the course of preparing the activities, in which she has learnt many stories of life. This time, she meets two sisters, Li-yun and Hing-yun. They take care of each other but at the same time live their own fulfilling lives. They both face death peacefully and such magnanimity further inspires Katie in her work of designing Living Diamond.
Living Diamond can be one of the options in after-death arrangements. Whatever your choice is, may be what matters most is allowing you to discuss with your families in advance and be prepared, thereby offering autonomy and relief.