Susan Surface, whose work was part of Capricious Issue No. 14—Masculine, recently spoke to Archinect Sessions about gender inclusivity and public restrooms.
"As the binary model of gender begins to slowly dissolve in the popular consciousness, in favor of a spectrum of different identifications, international building codes still often mandate restrooms (even single-occupancy ones) as strictly for either male or female. Those who do not identify as either face a difficult choice at best, and often harassment orb exclusion. Various institutions are experimenting with more gender-inclusive designs and designations, but not without controversy. Advocates liken the advent of all-gender inclusive bathrooms to a civil right, akin to policies that guarantee equal access regardless of ethnicity or physical ability." - Archinect
Talk a listen through the link above or find more information through the Archinect website.
Post by Ariel Hahn and Mark Fitton