Organic ‘Burial Pods’ Allow Those Who Die to Grow into Trees

The art of being remembered comes in various forms depending on cultural norms and values. Some decide to cremate their loved ones and scatter the ashes, some create a headstone or mausoleum, and some plant flowers around a burial ground. ‘Capsula Mundi’ is a concept for those who would like to be remembered in a life-giving way. Described as a ‘burial pod,’ the deceased would be enclosed in a biodegradable egg-shaped pod which then uses the person’s body as nutrients to feed new life – sprouting a tree in its place.

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Photos of Cemetery Living in the City of Manila

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Huddled in the inner city of Manila, there exists a home for thousands of poor, destitute, underclass – Filipinos who have settled in the city’s North Cemetery. Hungarian born photographer Roland A Nagy has been fascinated with capturing the cities social issues through his camera lens ever since moving to the large city in the Philippines. With a population of 12 million people, the metropolis has an estimated 40 percent living under the poverty line.

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