Things to read on the crapper*:
"We shall deal here with humble things"
The design, culture and politics of the bathroom — and how "this smallest of domestic rooms is linked to the larger worlds of engineering and infrastructure."
Flies in Urinals: The Value of Design Disruptions
How a disruption in routine (potentially by design) can alter the environment.
The Water Underground
A video from the Center for Urban Pedagogy that tracks the complex — and contested — systems of water supply, treatment and waste that serve New York City.
The Most Beautiful Crapper in the World
In 1772, the Antwerp alderman Adrien van den Bogaert purchased a historic property in the center of the city and then hired architect Engelbert Baets to renovate the place.
Flush with Inequality: Sanitation in South Africa
The complex political, social and environmental meanings of sanitation in post-apartheid South Africa.
A self-sanitizing, single-use, biodegradable container for human waste.
Providing sanitation and electricity in a single venture.
Don't Flush Me
Prototype for urban system to detect and prevent sewage overflows
The Art of Solid Waste
A slideshow of photographer Paho Mann's images of post-consumer detritus — a.k.a. trash — part of a new public art project at a solid waste facility in Phoenix, Arizona.
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