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Katrina Spade

Katrina Spade

Katrina Spade is a designer who is reimagining the death care experience, and the inventor of a system that transforms the dead into soil. She founded and led the non-profit Urban Death Project from 2014-2017. In 2017, Katrina founded Recompose, a benefit corporation, with the goal of offering earth-centric, participatory, and meaningful death care to the public.

Katrina has a Bachelor of Anthropology from Haverford College and a Master of Architecture from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has been featured in Fast Company, NPR, the Atlantic, BBC, and the New York Times. She is an Echoing Green Fellow and an Ashoka Fellow. Katrina is available to present on the following topics:

  • What is Recomposition?

Location: King County

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