We are excited to invite you to join us for the final event of the Around the Toilet project, Re-Imagining Toilets: Adventures into the Design of the Public Loo, on Friday 27th November at Z-arts in Manchester.
Re-imagining Toilets is a FREE event marking the end of the Around the Toilet project. Over summer we’ve invited queer, trans and disabled people to explore what makes a safe and accessible toilet space. Based on the stories, performances and artefacts created at our workshops, this event launches some of the exciting results of the project, including a toilet-themed game/installation designed and made by a team of Masters Architecture Students as part of the Sheffield School of Architecture ‘Live Project’.
The Re-imagining Toilets event will also include talks from the project team and organisations involved, t-shirt making, an evening performance from Queer of the Unknown, and a free light vegetarian evening meal. The event will run from 2.30pm-8pm but you are free to drop-in and leave at your convenience. The event is free to attend but please reserve a place via the Z-Arts venue website here.
If you’re an architect, city planner or designer, a trans, queer and/or disabled person, have been involved in a toilet campaign, or are just interested in the project, then sign up to come along.
Programme for the day
2:45pm: Session 1: Around the Toilet: Project Round-up (60 mins)
4.15pm: Session 2: Architects’ Perspectives (30 mins)
5.15pm: Session 3: Panel – Ways Forward in Toilet Activism, Practice and Research (45 mins)
6.00pm: Light evening meal (vegetarian) (60 mins)
7.00pm: Queer of the Unknown performance (60 mins)
T-shirt printing and toilet films running all afternoon, and a quiet room available all day.
Click here to view a timetable for the day, and click here to view our Facebook event to save the date in your calendar. We would also appreciate support in sharing and circulating the event amongst your friends, colleagues and any interested/relevant networks.
– More information on getting to the venue here.
– There are limited funds to cover travel and/or childcare. Please get in touch if this would be useful to you.
– A light vegetarian evening meal will be provided. Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements.
– Children are welcome to join us for the afternoon and food. We will not be monitoring attendance to the evening performance but it may contain strong language and sexual references.
– There is step free access to the building and all rooms are on the ground floor.
– A quiet room will be provided.
– There is on-street parking around the building.
– BSL interpretation will be provided.
– There will be more information on the programme coming soon, but get in touch if you want more information about any of the activities.
– We endeavour to make this event as accessible as possible. Please let us know if you have any more access questions or requirements.