Beyond the metaphor
I appreciated the symbolic implication of the project, too. And yet the aspect of it which always caght me the most is another one (sadly, it is less clear in their re-factored website).
While still remaining in the domain of analogies, I find interesting to think about what (virtual and physical) spaces dead organizations keep occupying, what such spaces represent and how they can be transformed into something else, in a turnover which is factual (in addition to being symbolic) and which frames both dead and newborn organizations in a better-functioning metabolism (or lifecycle).
Do dead organizations produce “waste” (not necessarily, nor exclusively as a material output)? Is it something which can be re-used, re-factored or anyway re-injected into the system, in order to feed new realities being born?
Also, there’s maybe something to learn in observing living organization manufacturing dead products (like this, as an extremely literal example).
Again, I’m totally unsure that such concepts might be on topic: they might be either too materialistic or too abstract (depending on the interpretation), or just too far from the main objective of the session.
I just thought they could offer some useful insights, in contexts which are less commonly associated to the platonic idea of organization.