Linghui Li

88 Cloud

Live presently, die gracefully.

88 Palliative Care addresses these inconsistencies by proposing interventions and concepts that embed elements of the natural environment into the patient’s space, both in hospitals and at home, in order to educate families and patients about the natural process of dying. These natural gestures simulate the life cycle through materiality, light, and the poetic role of decomposition in the natural world. The materials used are innovative, sustainable, evoke inquiry, curiosity, joy, and comfort; creating a symbiotic relationship with the patient, caregivers and space. They naturally degrade as well, becoming a companion to the patient and families, giving permission to acknowledge and share in the fragility of life, hopefully easing the process of saying goodbye and coming to terms with illness both terminal and chronic.