Happy Friday everyone!
First off, a big thank you to our friends over at Superhero Clubhouse, and congratulations on last night’s work-in-progress reading of URANUS (a play about waste). Be sure to check out the full production this June 10-12 at the Figment Festival on Governor’s Island.
But what are you going to do until then? Why not spend some time with Bob?
It turns out, Bob is part of an end-of-year project by students of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) and School of the Arts (SoA). Starting tomorrow, May 14, the pubic is welcome to check out a whole pavilion’s worth of interesting projects. But the real star, I’m sure, will be Bob.
Bob’s press release states:
The pavilion will be open from May 14th until July 25th, and features a centralized public restroom with a composting toilet, a projection wall, twelve student-designed double seats and a bar flanked by an inflatable canopy. The inclusion of a composting restroom facility is integral to the concept of the installation, and emerged from the studio mantra concept that “a society that does not provide public restrooms does not deserve public art.” The single-occupancy bathroom intentionally forces a correlation between public space and a societal responsibility to provide and ensure basic necessities. The canopy will serve as temporary rain cover and shading throughout the summer months. The projection wall, a shared wall between the bathroom and open public space, will regularly feature evening film series.
There’s an opening party tomorrow from 5-7pm, and you know the Puru will be in attendance. I hope you’ll join me!
Wishing you peaceful (and possibly public) pooping.
Shawn “The Puru” Shafner