Have you ever waited in a long line for the ladies’ room? Have you ever had a hard time finding a restroom? Discover how public restrooms have historically privileged certain groups of people and discriminated against others and how changing legislation, building codes, and the media have addressed these controversies. Analyze important gender and family issues in public restroom design including the need for greater potty parity, baby changing stations, gender-neutral and family restrooms. Learn how the design of public restrooms impacts the health, safety, and welfare of different groups of people - both physiologically and psychologically. Meet a longtime University of Illinois School of Architecture faculty member who has devoted much of her career to teaching, researching, publishing, and advocating for gender equity in public restroom design at the local, national, and international level.
Faculty Affiliate Lecture by Kathryn Anthony - October 16, 2020