At a time when the collective character of religion, rituals, and personal faith are waning, a new "charm of death" emerges through a "secular eschatology" (Davis 2005). The growing institutionalization of ecological ethics with the emergence of recycling as a self-evident "good", transform the general mentality of the body of the dead from "miasma" to a potential "gift" for living organisms and society.
In this context and taking into account the new narratives of materiality and immanence considerating human and non-human relationships, we attempt to describe contemporary scenarios of collective practices "over the dead body" as well as the spaces that will receive them. We intervene with the logic of intrusion, in the area of Eleonas in Athens, an area of the invisible next to the city center that gathers all its unwanted uses.
Our scenario unfolds in 2 plots on Agiou Polykarpou Street which are being connected through an internal route. We enter the first plot through an arcade that serves as a threshold. Moving gradually from outside to inside, we encounter the flea market, the urban gardening area and the square of playfulness
The course ends in a meadow between the warehouses and the abandoned areas. At end of the meadow starts the internal route ("gorge") that leads to the second plot. The basic program of the second plot is on the one hand the burial of the dead (through the method of natural burial) and on the other hand the meal in honor of the dead. Outdoor kitchens are being enhanced by lightweight and furnitures.
The area is equally addressed to the relatives of the deceased, the residents of the area and visitors coming from distant parts of the city.