Secretions in Art, Design and Society
Secretopia is an inquiry into human secretions through art, science and design. After exploring the potential of urine in The Pis’ Project, we decided to expand the programme to all sorts of human secretions. The Pis’ Project turned into Secretopia. In our events and blogs we consider bodily fluids in association with artists and organisations to explore them in a multidisciplinary manner.
Piss or get off the pot!
New perspectives for the greenhouse: thinking about a Pissoponic system
It's a rich solution, we produce it, sometimes it's inside us and sometimes it's not - and it connects us all, from the tiniest insect to the mastodontic blue whale. Is it blood? No, it's urine! Let's see how and in how many ways this solution - whose receipt was written directly by Mother Nature…
Sewers, Technology and the Senses
With the sewage network, our poo and pee disappeared from our sensory perception - just as the technology that made this possible. Inside walls and underneath the surface, this vast infrastructure co-shaped our experience of the city and the household. This technological concealment of technology…
The Sewage System as Political Infrastructure
What can sewers tell us about the functioning of our modern democracy? About the role of technology and infrastructure in politics? The sewage system isn’t ‘just there’ as a neutral entity; instead, it is a political infrastructure that co-shapes the course of history.
Fertilizing the land with human excrements: now that ideas about the ‘circular economy’ are gaining momentum, ‘human fertili s er’ is in the picture again. Indeed, again : up until the beginning of the twentieth century, it used to be a common practice in Western societies. The end of this period…