Porta-Party invites Nuit Blanche Toronto attendees to relieve themselves in an inversion of traditional public washrooms. Located at Nathan Phillips Square, the project uses a combination of landscaping, portable toilets and atmospheric lighting to encourage social activity in a traditionally anti-social space.
For many years, the public bathroom has remained an unspoken ideological battlefield. Despite being entrenched in issues of sanitation rights, gender equality, the growing privatization of public space, and more, public bathrooms have remained a relatively taboo topic. Porta-Party invites users to consider these topics, while imagining unusual interventions to create more interesting public space.
In collaboration with Justin Ng, Eric Oh, Monica Patel, Samiha Meem, Kelsey Dawson, Tristan Sito, Ron Adriano, Johnathan Subendran, Mark Clubine, Kimberley Huggins and others.
Photos courtesy of Peter Kwak and Saadman Ahmed