Modesty Guards – Josh Lloyd

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In response to Marcel Duchamp’s urinal I wanted to explore public sanitary facilities, how we interact with them and the social situations that they can create. These facilities directly correlate to urbanization and how we as a society understand and analyse our contemporary needs for hygiene. Though awareness of our needs within dierent cultures has diered, the necessities are still the same. Whether this is warm and cold running water, flushing systems or privacy.

Within Male facilities, most urinals are accompanied by a partition, oering privacy and protection whilst urinating next to another man, without breaking etiquette. Yet not all cultures, cities or establishments choose to implement these modesty guards, which is an example of how we as people in the modern age, have disparate responses to what is necessary.

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