Ars Moriendi, the world´s first Farewell Bureau, help individuals and organizations liberate themselves from codependency with dysfunctional cultural artifacts in society, like belief systems, mindsets and institutions. As farewell undertakers, we strive to play a unique role in society’s preparation for the impending transformation.

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Ars Moriendi, the world´s first Farewell Bureau, help individuals and organizations liberate themselves from codependency with dysfunctional cultural artifacts in society, like belief systems, mindsets and institutions. As farewell undertakers, we strive to play a unique role in society’s preparation for the impending transformation.

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ClimateExistence 2023

August 16-18, Ars Moriedi participates in the conference ClimateExistence 2023 at the Sigtuna Foundation. As part of the conference programme on the 17th, we will host a dignified last Farewell of the Climate Goals in the Olaus Petri Chapel at the Foundation. Unfortunately, this seminal farewell will not be open to the public, but hopefully … Read more

Farewell Letter

Formulating a farewell letter gives you as a customer an opportunity to reflect calmly on why you see a farewell as necessary, or at least desirable. We therefore recommend that all customers who turn to us for help planning and carrying out a final farewell first write a personal farewell letter, directed to what they … Read more

Remembering Overconsumption

It felt hard to say a final farewell to overconsumption on this rainy spring evening in March. And several of us who were gathered in Vaxjo konsthall to participate in the public farewell ceremony probably got a big lump in the stomach, when listening to the words: “We have come to a conclusion. We need … Read more

Växjö in the rear-view mirror

Thank you and goodbye Växjö, until next time! After closing on March 25, the Farewell Bureau packed all our gear and left Vaxjo konsthall with sorrow in our hearts. Earth week was a stimulating week, filled with exciting conversations both at the art gallery and at the municipal hall. We also had the privilege of … Read more

The Farewell Bureau at Earth Week in Växjö

The Farewell Bureau moves to Vaxjo konsthall on March 21 – 25, as part of Vaxjo municipality’s Earth week 2023. For our one-week long stay, we will set up a designated space for reflection on the art of parting from things, offer farewell planning sessions and grief counseling, and arrange a public Farewell Ceremony. Contemplarium … Read more

Now we’re preparing for Växjö

The Farewell Bureau will be visiting Växjö in March. More information coming soon. On Friday 25 February we visited Växjö for the second time as part of the preparations for an intensive week in the city during Earth Week in March. There was time for several important meetings, but also a good lunch. Soon we … Read more

“Find something that gives us life”

In our fourth conversation with ChatGPT, it first writes a little poem, but then becomes increasingly locked into its own program. The conversation took place on December 14, 2022 Since the interview was held in Swedish, we have decided to refrain from translating the conversation, as it would be a human intervention in ChatGPT’s machine … Read more

Codependency with artifacts can be harmful

In our third conversation with the chatGPT conversation robot, we discuss people’s codependency with dysfunctional artifacts. This part of our conversation took place on December 13, 2022. Since the interview was held in Swedish, we have decided to refrain from translating the conversation, as it would be a human intervention in ChatGPT’s machine generated answers.  … Read more

“Machines do not have the ability to die”

Our second conversation with the well-known chatGPT conversation robot concerns, among other things, the question of whether machines and institutions should have a finite life. This part of our conversation took place on December 13, 2022. Since the interview was held in Swedish, we have decided to refrain from translating the conversation, as it would … Read more

“I don’t have the capacity to feel sorrow.”

As pioneers in the farewell business, Ars Moriendi is keen to find out how parting is understood, experienced and handled by those affected. We have therefore started a series of exploratory talks and interviews. First up is ChatGPT, an advanced conversation robot that we recently interviewed via Open AI. In this first part of the … Read more