Unfit to live is an immersive experience paying tribute to Virginie Fontaine, who suffered from the ALS disease, (peripheral degeneration of the nervous system). While the current debate around the end-of-life choice focuses on the ethics of its legislation, we need to question our legitimacy in formulating an opinion. This project aims to deconstruct our premade opinion around the "Right to Die" Mouvement. In no circumstances, one should see here an intention to impose a definitive opinion since the project tends to open the discussion throughout a new context. Looking at the problem through our normative scope is failing to understand that suicides, assisted or not, are always the consequence of tragic situations. None of us would choose death over life if pain and exhaustion didn’t make it unbearable. [Research Context]
 "Exit" Button. [Photo: Pierre Castignola] [Intention]

As a society, what solutions can we offer to the ones that are rightfully feeling unfit to live ?
[Poeme from Virginie Fontaine]
 "All those words in my head, they can't go out; they won't go away. All those thoughts locked in the inside are driving me mad. I will explode verbs, shit adjectives, vomit eloquence. Come all inside, Because from the inside, nothing goes out. it's locked in, it hustles, it dazes, it bickers, it seduces. All those words in my head, They have got to go out; they need to go away." Virginie Fontaine
[Antenna talk]

"Antenna is a platform for young, international design talent, initiated by Design Indaba and Dutch Design Week. No superficial products or big names, but people searching for answers to global challenges." https://antenna.foundation/
[Translation research]
 Create a new context to go around a taboo.
[Final]
 Locked in a one-way mirror box, the participants experience the restrictive living condition of ALS disease, in a broad attempt to shed light on the ones who choose death as a unique relief. [Translation intention]
 Create an empathic experience to talk about the end of life choice.
Unfit to live is an immersive experience paying tribute to Virginie Fontaine, who suffered from the ALS disease, (peripheral degeneration of the nervous system). While the current debate around the end-of-life choice focuses on the ethics of its legislation, we need to question our legitimacy in formulating an opinion. This project aims to deconstruct our premade opinion around the "Right to Die" Mouvement. In no circumstances, one should see here an intention to impose a definitive opinion since the project tends to open the discussion throughout a new context. Looking at the problem through our normative scope is failing to understand that suicides, assisted or not, are always the consequence of tragic situations. None of us would choose death over life if pain and exhaustion didn’t make it unbearable. [Research Context]
 "Exit" Button. [Photo: Pierre Castignola] [Intention]
 As a society, what solutions can we offer to the ones that are rightfully feeling unfit to live ?
[Poeme from Virginie Fontaine]
 "All those words in my head, they can't go out; they won't go away. All those thoughts locked in the inside are driving me mad. I will explode verbs, shit adjectives, vomit eloquence. Come all inside, Because from the inside, nothing goes out. it's locked in, it hustles, it dazes, it bickers, it seduces. All those words in my head, They have got to go out; they need to go away." Virginie Fontaine
[Antenna talk]

"Antenna is a platform for young, international design talent, initiated by Design Indaba and Dutch Design Week. No superficial products or big names, but people searching for answers to global challenges." https://antenna.foundation/
[Translation research]
 Create a new context to go around a taboo.
[Final]
 Locked in a one-way mirror box, the participants experience the restrictive living condition of ALS disease, in a broad attempt to shed light on the ones who choose death as a unique relief. [Translation intention]
 Create an empathic experience to talk about the end of life choice.
Unfit to live is an immersive experience paying tribute to Virginie Fontaine, who suffered from the ALS disease, (peripheral degeneration of the nervous system). While the current debate around the end-of-life choice focuses on the ethics of its legislation, we need to question our legitimacy in formulating an opinion. This project aims to deconstruct our premade opinion around the "Right to Die" Mouvement. In no circumstances, one should see here an intention to impose a definitive opinion since the project tends to open the discussion throughout a new context. [Research Context]
 [Intention]

"Exit" Button. [Photo: Pierre Castignola]
As a society, what solutions can we offer to the ones that are rightfully feeling unfit to live ? Looking at the problem through our normative scope is failing to understand that suicides, assisted or not, are always the consequence of tragic situations. None of us would choose death over life if pain and exhaustion didn’t make it unbearable.
[Poeme from Virginie Fontaine]
 "All those words in my head, they can't go out; they won't go away. All those thoughts locked in the inside are driving me mad. I will explode verbs, shit adjectives, vomit eloquence. Come all inside, Because from the inside, nothing goes out. it's locked in, it hustles, it dazes, it bickers, it seduces. All those words in my head, They have got to go out; they need to go away." Virginie Fontaine
"Antenna is a platform for young, international design talent, initiated by Design Indaba and Dutch Design Week. No superficial products or big names, but people searching for answers to global challenges." [Antenna talk]

https://antenna.foundation/
[Translation research]
 Create a new context to go around a taboo. [Final]
 Locked in a one-way mirror box, the participants experience the restrictive living condition of ALS disease, in a broad attempt to shed light on the ones who choose death as a unique relief. [Translation intention]
 Create an empathic experience to talk about the end of life choice.
Unfit to live is an immersive experience paying tribute to Virginie Fontaine, who suffered from the ALS disease, (peripheral degeneration of the nervous system). While the current debate around the end-of-life choice focuses on the ethics of its legislation, we need to question our legitimacy in formulating an opinion. This project aims to deconstruct our premade opinion around the "Right to Die" Mouvement. In no circumstances, one should see here an intention to impose a definitive opinion since the project tends to open the discussion throughout a new context. [Research Context]
 "Exit" Button. [Photo: Pierre Castignola] [Intention]

As a society, what solutions can we offer to the ones that are rightfully feeling unfit to live ?
Looking at the problem through our normative scope is failing to understand that suicides, assisted or not, are always the consequence of tragic situations. None of us would choose death over life if pain and exhaustion didn’t make it unbearable.
[Poeme from Virginie Fontaine]

Virginie Fontaine
"All those words in my head, they can't go out; they won't go away. All those thoughts locked in the inside are driving me mad. I will explode verbs, shit adjectives, vomit eloquence. Come all inside, Because from the inside, nothing goes out. it's locked in, it hustles, it dazes, it bickers, it seduces. All those words in my head, They have got to go out; they need to go away."
"Antenna is a platform for young, international design talent, initiated by Design Indaba and Dutch Design Week. No superficial products or big names, but people searching for answers to global challenges." [Antenna talk]

https://antenna.foundation/
[Translation research]
 Create a new context to go around a taboo. [Final]
 Locked in a one-way mirror box, the participants experience the restrictive living condition of ALS disease, in a broad attempt to shed light on the ones who choose death as a unique relief. [Translation intention]
 Create an empathic experience to talk about the end of life choice.
Unfit to live is an immersive experience paying tribute to Virginie Fontaine, who suffered from the ALS disease, (peripheral degeneration of the nervous system). While the current debate around the end-of-life choice focuses on the ethics of its legislation, we need to question our legitimacy in formulating an opinion. This project aims to deconstruct our premade opinion around the "Right to Die" Mouvement. In no circumstances, one should see here an intention to impose a definitive opinion since the project tends to open the discussion throughout a new context. [Research Context]
 "Exit" Button. [Photo: Pierre Castignola] [Intention]
 As a society, what solutions can we offer to the ones that are rightfully feeling unfit to live ?
Looking at the problem through our normative scope is failing to understand that suicides, assisted or not, are always the consequence of tragic situations. None of us would choose death over life if pain and exhaustion didn’t make it unbearable.
[Poeme from Virginie Fontaine]

Virginie Fontaine
"All those words in my head, they can't go out; they won't go away. All those thoughts locked in the inside are driving me mad. I will explode verbs, shit adjectives, vomit eloquence. Come all inside, Because from the inside, nothing goes out. it's locked in, it hustles, it dazes, it bickers, it seduces. All those words in my head, They have got to go out; they need to go away."
"Antenna is a platform for young, international design talent, initiated by Design Indaba and Dutch Design Week. No superficial products or big names, but people searching for answers to global challenges." [Antenna talk]

https://antenna.foundation/
[Translation research]
 Create a new context to go around a taboo. [Final]
 Locked in a one-way mirror box, the participants experience the restrictive living condition of ALS disease, in a broad attempt to shed light on the ones who choose death as a unique relief. [Translation intention]
 Create an empathic experience to talk about the end of life choice.