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The Departure Lounge aims to encourage a national conversation about death & dying. https://www.departure-lounge.org/
This video gives you a sense of what it was like to be in The Departure Lounge space. Using video, sound, and visitor clips, this video paints the visitor experience, the shopfront, the internal layout, design elements and more.
We launched The Departure Lounge as a free pop-up shop in south London. The project is now expanding across the UK through travelling flat pack kits and online.
The original pop-up shop was open for a month between May and June 2019 in Lewisham Shopping Centre, south London, and was free and open to all. Modelled on an airport departure lounge, the installation encouraged people to talk about death, dying and what it means to have a good death. The installation was staffed by a diverse mix of researchers, doctors and hospice workers with experience of death and dying.
The Departure Lounge was developed by the Academy of Medical Sciences with design agency The Liminal Space https://www.the-liminal-space.com/
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