Around the toilet

Around the toilet

Publication date: 2015
Ranking: useful


This project approaches a fundamental issue in a very different, but very informative way.

Use this link to their web site to find out more or read on.

In their words:
“Around the Toilet is a cross-disciplinary, arts-based research project exploring the toilet as a place of exclusion and belonging. Researchers on the project are based across three Universities: Sheffield Hallam University, University of Sheffield and University of Leeds. This research project is funded by the AHRC Connected Communities programme.

The toilet is often thought to be a mundane space, but for those who lack adequate or accessible toilet provision on a daily basis, toilets become a crucial practical issue which can create and reaffirm feelings of exclusion and regulation. Disabled people, for example, frequently report that ‘accessible’ toilets are not accessible enough, while other studies show that diminishing numbers of public toilets can prevent older people leaving the house. Toilets can also present a stark visual and material enactment of a gender binary in ways that can be problematic for trans, genderqueer or non-binary people. Thinking around toilets and their function as material as well as socio-cultural environments presents an opportunity to consider forms of identity in multi-faceteorange toilet logod ways.”

To obtain information in an alternative format or language contact Jen Slater.



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