Grave Investment is speculative project drawing parallels between the current housing crisis in London and death debt. By investing in cemetery plots as a business model, ‘Grave Investments’ revolves around maximising profit without regard for those who it neglects within the capitalist society, thus contributing to a system that increasingly makes people homeless, compromising their dignity and affecting their mental health. These issues evidently parallel the privatisation of social housing within London.
‘Grave Investments’ aims to create an educated debate about the ever growing issue of debt, poverty and social housing. By shining a light on a situation that is intrinsically linked to emotions, it allows us to communicate these problems through a different context, that is unbearably close to reality. We’re not offering a solution to the current system, we’re simply bringing a fresh perspective to an emerging issue: homelessness in death.