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Bichard, Jo-Anne, 2015, Conference or Workshop, 'Extending Architectural Affordance or How to Spend a Penny' at Toilet Talks: A speaker event on bodies, identities and design, Manchester, UK, 29 June 2015.

Abstract or Description:

Publicly accessible toilets present a site of entrenched cultures of tolerance and intolerance that centre on our relationship with our bodies, and those of others with whom we share the space. The research described in this presentation uses the case of the publicly accessible toilet to demonstrate how the design of these facilities has continued to present a ‘special needs’ approach, opposed to inclusive design. Based on interviews conducted with over 300 able and disabled people, the presentation will highlight some of the conflicts that arise between users of this space and the difficulty experienced in ‘spending a penny’

Official URL: https://aroundthetoilet.wordpress.com/2015/05/31/t...
Subjects: Architecture > K900 Others in Architecture
Other > Social studies > L600 Anthropology > L610 Social and Cultural Anthropology
School or Centre: Research Centres > Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
Funders: AHRC
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2016 18:41
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 18:41
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2399

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