Leoni Fischer



Necropolis deals with the grieving process in the digital age.

As a design intervention, it raises  questios about our digital legacies,

joining a growing digital mourning culture with the need for an ecologically

sustainable data storage. Necropolis is a Memorial object that captures our

digital activities after our demise.


→ How does it work?

An algorithm transforms the Facebook activity of a deceased individual  into

an unique sequence of light signals. These are transferred into two small light

objects, which then display the users past activities, such as posts, likes  etc.

The lighting objects consists exclusively of technical components, while

the surrounding structures are based on natural materials, which are often

used in memorial objects or are being widely associated with death.


↓ Necropolis as part of the Exhibition „Public Keys“

Baumwollspinnerei Leipzig, 2017

↓ Press:



Eject 8, magazine for media culture, 2018


↓ Exhibitions


Public Keys, Baumwollspinnerei Rundgang Leipzig, 2017

Dutch Design Week, 2017

Summaery, Bauhaus Universität Weimar, 2017


Supervisor: Tjeerd Veenhoven