'Decolonizing the Toilet' Article by Rivers Published

Briarpatch, the progressive politics and culture magazine, recently published an extended article on design activism by Afield co-director Patrick Lynn Rivers.​

The idea for the article emerged from Rivers’ use of a University of Cape Town “toilet” that used to be a men’s restroom. “Decolonizing the Toilet,” the title of the long-form piece, traces how a men’s room became a non-gendered public facility. Telling this story involves understanding recent student activism at South African universities (e. g., #RhodesMustFall, #FeesMustFall) and how radical trans students injected trans rights into the movement and institutional design.

The article can be found here.