Henriëtte Waal and her NIMBY toilet
With her project 'Not In My Backyard Toilet' Henriëtte introduced pee-cycling to the Onkraj Gradbisca community garden in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The toilet is a reinterpretation of Enzo Mari's design of the Sedia 1 chair, a dry toilet which is also was a DIY exercise for students. The NIMBY Toilet uses the proces of fermentation so that its urine later can be used as fertiliser for the garden. The toilet caused the community to talk about their use of toilets, eating habits and cultural differences.
Lou Buche's art
Never wasting an opportunity to create— even when material availability is limited— Lou Buche pisses out typographic pieces using nothing more than beer as an incentive. In an ongoing experimental series, his Pee-Project emphasises making “use of your habits, your desires, your defaults” to spark the creative process. During this Pis' Talk he will share his experience using pee and the body as artistic materials. We will also encounter the intimate act in a live demonstration.
Julia Veldhuijzen van Zanten on washable textile protective underwear
It is true that pee is a valuable resource, but it can also be a problem if you cannot control your bladder. Indeed, incontinence challenges one's emotional and physical well-being and is definitely an unpleasant experience. There are solutions such as disposable adult diapers, but many people feel uncomfortable and rather retreat from social life. What can be done then to tackle this issue? Julia has explored an interesting alternative and she is here to tell us more about the results. Washable textile protective underwear: is it the breakthrough?
Sam van Veluw's removable tree-urinals
The P-TREE-urinal can be strapped to almost any tree. It is easy to put up, easy to take down and easy to clean. With public urination becoming an increasing problem, Dutch designer Sam van Veluw has created a mobile solution for festivals. Also, the hoses from the urinals can be combined and connected to fit the specific needs of the occasion, or alternately led into plastic containers that you bury in the ground. This evening Sam joins us to talk about the process of designing a mobile, festival-friendly urinal.
Pis’ Talk 4: Nature vs. culture
Thursday, November 26th
Drinks and food from 18:00, talks at 20:00
Biotoop Mediamatic, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam
Tickets: €8,50 (€3,50 for members) - food excluded
Please note that this talk will be in english
Students pay only €5! Fill in the discount code 'student' at the check-out. NB: we will ask you to show your student id at the ticket service.