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  • Beijing Design Week – PTCD

    Public Toilet Cleaning Disco Beijings’ hutongs have disappeared and the remaining ones are rapidly transforming into areas of recreation and consumption according to western standards. Armed with mops, lasers and disco balls the mobile Public Toilet Cleaning Disco sets out to take a stand; with the help of locals, they will clean hutong toilets in the areas around Dashilar, turning them into public discos. By offering a playful alternative on the use of public space, the PTCD team aims to provoke debate about urban transformation and gentrification, and the role of the designer in these processes. PERFORMANCE, SEPTEMBER, 2014 BEIJING DESIGN WEEK