End of Life, a collaboration between John Bruce, Assistant Professor of Strategic Design at Parsons and 2016-17 GIDEST fellow, and filmmaker Paweł Wojtasik, is a non-fiction film focused on five people experiencing various stages of the end of life. Researched over more than three years, the film involves research within varying contexts in the U.S. The durational nature of the fieldwork conducted and the resulting film attempt to address the distances created between the living and the dying.

End of Life recently premiered at Doclisboa in Lisbon and will soon have its North American premiere at the Montreal International Documentary Film Festival.

GIDEST is a Mellon-funded research institute based at The New School that incubates transdisciplinary research at the intersection of social theory, art, and design. As well as our faculty, artist-in-residence, and doctoral fellows’ programs, we run a series of biweekly public seminars that feature both prominent and emerging scholars and practitioners. Our seminars are devoted to discussion of pre-circulated materials. For more information, please visit http://www.gidest.org.