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Portable Composting Toilets for Multi Day Events

The Cloacina Project with design and implementation from PNCA’s graduate students in Collaborative Design created an open source hardware platform for toilets, urinals, hand sinks and privacy screens for portable low cost dry toilets. Recognizing that hardware is only half the problem the PNCA students addressed the user interface by creating a training protocol, help [...]

Flush with Inequality: Sanitation in South Africa

Jonathan Lukens sent us this Design Observer article by Barbara Penner on sanitation in South Africa.  It is worth the long read, carefully pointing out the class and colonial assumptions behind by treating dry toilets as engineering solutions for the poor rather than design problems for everyone.  It really gets to the issues of market-driven [...]

Emergency Sanitation Workshop This Saturday

We'll be doing a 45 minute workshop on Saturday June 2nd @ 2pm at King Elementary School as part of Resilience PDX.org
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