Covid-19 has shown it's time to rethink public toilets, and with design innovation, hygiene could be greatly improved.
Public health experts, designers and architects say the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed fundamental flaws in the design of public toilets that risk spreading a second wave of coronavirus, and possibly even new pandemics.
Sarah Bookman is a Wellington based architectural graduate, who investigated the political and cultural implications of public toilets in her thesis for Auckland University.
She believes there are inherent design issues with the hygiene of these facilities that “can no longer be neglected”.
Sarah Bookman joined Kerre McIvor to discuss her research.