Intimacy Exposed argues that an analysis of sanitary spaces and places dedicated to personal hygiene can assist us in our efforts to improve social change.
Observing these issues pushes us to explore the forms and meanings of bathrooms, toilets and private spaces in relation to their different functions, including those of transgressive and informal meeting places and spaces of inevitable and forced social coexistence. Intimacy Exposed marks a new step in this field of research, presenting scientific and artistic interventions to demonstrate the diverse range of uses to which ‘wet rooms’ can be put in social life, the evolution of the use of furniture, and the new meanings of details and objects in domestic bathrooms and public toilets.
The book largely derives from a 2018 symposium, 'Intimacy Exposed: Toilet, Bathroom, Restroom' (organised by the Department of Interior Architecture at HEAD, Geneva) which presented a practice-based study of the recent past of modernist technologies and a vision of the future of personal and collective practices regarding the world of the toilet.
Spector Books, 110pp, 23cm x 30cm, paperback, 2023
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