Death and Dying in New Zealand

11 December 2018 - Chemistry

Freerange Press and University of Canterbury Teece Museum are pleased to present: Death and Dying in New Zealand.

We will all die. Yet we don’t talk about death and dying very much. Currently, and for the most part, a small group of people manage death for us behind closed doors. We are increasingly unlikely to know what options are available to us and those we care about.

Join Coroner Marcus Elliott, death studies expert Dr Ruth McManus, death doula Melanie Mayell and cultural studies lecturer Erin Harrington – all contributors to Freerange Press’s new book Death and Dying in New Zealand – for a discussion on the ways we approach death and how this reveals much about our values and how we live.

From DIY funerals and new technologies to funeral poverty, this discussion will be wide ranging, and is free and open to the public.

The Teece Museum’s current exhibition Beyond the Grave: Death in Ancient Times also explores these themes and is currently showing – make sure you visit!

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Date: Tuesday 11 December 2018

Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Venue: Recital Room, UC Arts, Chemistry building, the Arts Centre te Matatiki Toi Ora, 3 Hereford St (Please note the change from the Teece Museum).

Free, but registration is required

Driving & Parking

The Arts Centre has a limited number of 10 and 30 minute visitor carparks located at Market Square near the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street.

Plenty of on-street metered parking is available near the Arts Centre, along with a number of off-street carparks.