Al Waqf

A speculation on Memento Mori

The speculative proposal introduces a social support network into the City of the Dead, Cairo. Sponsored by Al Waqf, the pious foundation in the Islamic community, the new program offers to maintain the tombs and burial grounds as well as the families that inhabit the tombs by negotiating a mixed program for life and death. It investigates the idea that one can provide for the living after death through the ownership of the land by the dead as they lay waiting for the day of judgement.