Living longer ≠ better people


Max Kersten


You are a good person.

That is probably what you tell yourself. Yet you have things and thoughts you share with no-one. For example, where you hide your pornographic magazines. If you are truly good, why would you hide? Why keep up appearances? These are secrets you take to the grave, but what if we wouldn’t die anymore? Science improves our physical state until we live forever, but the mental journey is your own.

Living longer ≠ better people. This design will explore how you can deal with the promise of more life in the balance of your virtues.

Vlog: Introduction Max Kersten

I am Max.

Recently I obtained a master’s in industrial design engineering at TU Delft. Now I am on a journey to discover where I want to add value through design. It’s my first time using design to construct a museum conversation piece, seemingly a very different approach than the business focus of my studies. Although design to me isn’t just a profession; it is a way of thinking.

What particularly attracts me to this challenge is how we interact with items at a museum; don’t touch! I have been trained for the contrary: creating products that embrace all senses.

Design Challenge (Re)design Death

Cube design museum is organizing a design challenge in the run-up to the exhibition (Re)design Death. The exhibition consists of over forty Dutch and international design projects on death and the rituals surrounding it. And aims to remove the taboo around death and dying. The exhibition opens on february the 11th. More Information