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What if we could grow new life after we've died? Now we can.
What if we could grow new life after we've died? Now we can.
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the Urban Death Project: Laying Our Loved Ones to Rest

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    We’ll email you a downloadable version of our postcard-style prints! Use them as a desktop background or send them to your friends to tell them about this exciting new option in death care.

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    We'll write you a postcard…a sticker-postcard. On one side it’s a postcard with a handwritten note to you. On the other side, it’s a "Future Tree" sticker!

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    We’ll send you a set of full-color postcard-style prints with sayings from the Urban Death Project: "Eventually, I'll be a Lemon Tree", "You Only Live Twice", "Rest in Peat", and "We're not Ashes. We're not Dust. We're Earth."

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    We’ll email you the login information to join a group Google Hangout with founder and director Katrina Spade! We’ll discuss the project’s next steps and have an interactive Q+A session.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    We’ll send you a soft sweatshop-free Urban Death Project t-shirt. Choose between our forest green “Future Tree” t-shirt and our dark grey “Compost Me” t-shirt, each with hand lettering and original art by Iris Gottlieb.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    We’ll send you our "Eventually" series of art prints by Iris Gottlieb! These six beautiful pen and ink drawings are 4.25" x 5.5” and printed on archival paper. (We’ll also send you a “Future Tree” sticker-postcard.)

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    We'll send you a signed limited edition art print of "Soil" by Iris Gottlieb! This beautiful pen and ink drawing features a quote by Wendell Berry and is printed on 8.5" x 8.5" archival paper.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    You and a guest will be invited to attend an Urban Death Project-themed afternoon tea at Seattle’s most death-aware vegetarian restaurant…Café Flora! (Transportation not included.) Meet with Katrina Spade and our local board members, snack on scrumptious treats, and hear what’s next for the Urban Death Project in Seattle and beyond.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    You and a guest will be invited to attend an Urban Death Project-themed afternoon tea in NYC, hosted by our New York City Kickstarter Captains! (Transportation not included.) Meet with Katrina Spade and our local partners, snack on delicious treats, and hear what’s next for the Urban Death Project in New York City and beyond.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    You and a guest will be invited to attend an Urban Death Project-themed afternoon tea in San Francisco, hosted by our Bay Area Kickstarter Captains! (Transportation not included.) Meet with Katrina Spade and our local designers, snack on tasty treats, and hear what’s next for the Urban Death Project in the Bay Area and beyond.

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    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    We’ll send you one of just four handmade scene flipbooks of the Urban Death Project Kickstarter animation! Created from the original art by animator Chris Looney, each flipbook tells part of the story of a new paradigm of death care. Own a piece of history!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    We'll send you a VIP ticket to our project launch party in Seattle! We'll have signature cocktails like "Eventually I'll be a Lemon Drop" and a guest appearance by mortician Caitlin Doughty! (Transportation not included.) We'll also give you a hand-lettered “Future Tree" sticker-postcard and the "Eventually" series of art prints by artist Iris Gottlieb.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    We'll send you two VIP tickets to our launch party in Seattle! We'll have signature cocktails like "Eventually I'll be a Lemon Drop" and a guest appearance by mortician Caitlin Doughty! We'll also give you a hand-lettered “Future Tree" sticker-postcard and the "Eventually" series of art prints by artist Iris Gottlieb.

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    We’ll reserve a spot for your body in a future Urban Death Project facility! We will send you a certificate, and when you die, you’ll become a part of our inaugural cohort. If you choose this reward, you’ll also be invited to participate in a one-on-one conversation with Founder and Director Katrina Spade. (Please see the terms and conditions in the Risks and Challenges section.)

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    We’ll reserve a spot in a future Urban Death Project facility for someone in need. Part of our mission is to make beautiful, meaningful death care available to all people, regardless of economic status. Your donation, 100 percent tax deductible, will help us realize this!

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    We’ll send founder and director Katrina Spade to your town or city along with death theorist and NYTimes bestseller Caitlin Doughty to host an exclusive event about the future of death care! You can choose the guest list, and together we’ll plan the event (town hall style, salon, tea party?) You could even host an afternoon tea in your town or city, and we’ll offer it as a reward for new backers! We’ll also give you a “Future Tree” sticker postcard and the “Eventually” series of art prints by Iris Gottlieb. (Reward cost includes US travel.)

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    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    Your name will be etched on the wall of the first Urban Death Project! Your donation, 100% tax deductible, will help us realize this exciting vision and take us a big step closer to our goal. Become a death care pioneer!

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    You will be invited to attend our very first Urban Death Project workshop day in Seattle (transportation not included), including a presentation by founder and director Katrina Spade, special guest visitors, and a brainstorming session to move the project forward! Roll up your sleeves and we’ll get to work! We'll give you a set of postcards, too.

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