These toilets presented both a hygienic and a social function. In fact, they used to be a meeting and exchange place for Romans to negotiate, conclude business and make important political decisions.
There was also an economic dimension to latrines. Human excrements were collected and recycled. Urine collected in nearby urinals could be used for the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and leather tanning. Feces were also collected and sold as fertilizer.
Our project consists of an installation that aims to break down the barriers created by our current society and helps to strengthen the social bond between the different generations. The idea is to create a contemporary version of the Roman toilets.