‘Monumentimals’ was DSDHA’s contribution to the Monumental Masonry Exhibition, held at Sir John Soane’s Museum from 6th December 2014 – 24th January 2015.
The exhibition was the result of a collaboration between Sir John Soane’s Museum and Bompas & Parr, who together launched an open call for architects and designers to “create epic monuments in a magnificent celebration of death”.
DSDHA’s response to the open call was informed by two key facts: In the UK, we give nearly twice as much money to animal charities as we do to disability charities, while in America it has been revealed that more money is spent by parents on their pets than on their children. With the proliferation of animal-based memes on the internet, we felt that it is now far more likely that contemporary mausolea will be built to honour our furry friends than for our human counterparts.
Read more about the project here.
Photography: Ann Charlott / Bompas & Parr
Team: Tom Greenall