Bathrooms for Humans



03-21-2018

Bathrooms are contested spaces that are not immune to current political agendas. Bathroom access, and its use as a political tool, are inextricably tied to the passage of nondiscrimination laws. Throughout history, the presence or absence of appropriate toilet facilities has served as the strongest signal to particular social groups that they are included or excluded. Ultimately, bathroom rights are civil rights. This study,Bathrooms for Humans, examines common assumptions about access, inclusion, and the gendering of space. This is an effort to bring bathrooms out of the stranglehold of politics and back into the realm of public interest and design, where they belong. We aim to restore dignity to the mundane but necessary tasks of everyday living.

– Catherine Joseph, FXCollaborative
– Whitney Odell, Associate, FXCollaborative

FXCollaborative Podium develops white paper content that reflects the firm’s core values of design excellence, technical innovation, and sustainability.

03-21-2018

Bathrooms are contested spaces that are not immune to current political agendas. Bathroom access, and its use as a political tool, are inextricably tied to the passage of nondiscrimination laws. Throughout history, the presence or absence of appropriate toilet facilities has served as the strongest signal to particular social groups that they are included or excluded. Ultimately, bathroom rights are civil rights. This study,Bathrooms for Humans, examines common assumptions about access, inclusion, and the gendering of space. This is an effort to bring bathrooms out of the stranglehold of politics and back into the realm of public interest and design, where they belong. We aim to restore dignity to the mundane but necessary tasks of everyday living.

– Catherine Joseph, FXCollaborative
– Whitney Odell, Associate, FXCollaborative

FXCollaborative Podium develops white paper content that reflects the firm’s core values of design excellence, technical innovation, and sustainability.