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An Alternative Spatial — Social practice toward China’s ‘Toilet Revolution’

Related Staff : Tao Zhu


Keywords: Composting Toilet, Public Space

SH!T happens, every day.
We make it happen every day.
But do we ever think about it?

This studio thinks about it and works on it. We first explore the spatial, social and technical issues involved in the toilet design, and develop a new composting toilet system for an elementary school and the individual families in a Yunnan village. Beyond the rudimentary project dealing with human excretion, we also work on human communication. We try to use the toilet upgrading as a catalyst to trigger a spatial-social campaign to improve the entire village’s public space system. 

Lai Man YeeLai Man YeeLai Man Yee
UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE