Public bathrooms are a small but socially impactful architectural link in our relationship to water. Moving towards greater understanding and acceptance of trans*- experiences we are increasingly aware of how gender markers on bathrooms are exclusionary, actively erase trans, gender non-conforming and two-spirit identities and stymie the proliferation of gender diversity and consequently, the flow of water. As the Arts Court Redevelopment project unfolds and its organizations assert their place at the vanguard of cultural production, what plans are being made for the bathrooms? This video is a portrait of the future Arts Court bathrooms placed within the larger social, political and environmental context of the capital region.
Special thanks: Serena Rivard, Jennifer Gilliland, Beck Hood, Mikki Bradshaw, Kaitlyn Hewitt, Amanda Jetté Knox, Stephanie Nadeau, Alexandra Badzak, Mars Ramlogan, Kate Forman, Rebecca Marmane, Elaina Martin.