A research project report about what makes a safe and accessible toilet space
April 2015 – February 2018
Dr Jen Slater
Dr Charlotte Jones
This report summarises the key findings of a series of projects collectively known as Around the Toilet. Between April 2015 and February 2018 Around the Toilet used arts-based methods to ask what makes an accessible toilet space. When the project first began participation was open to trans, queer and disabled people. However, as we all have a toilet story to tell and current toilet provision is inadequate in a range of ways, from January 2016 the project expanded to include other people who wanted to share their toilet experiences (including parents, mobile workers, toilet cleaners and those whose religious beliefs impacted upon toilet use). Around the Toilet has also worked with urban planners and architects to consider the implications of the research and its potential for public impact in relation to built environment design. Around the Toilet adds a unique, holistic and empirically grounded study of UK toilet spaces in recent years. It is a rare example of a trans inclusive approach to UK toilet research.
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You can find more information about the Around the Toilet project at: https://aroundthetoilet.wordpress.com/