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Friday
Jul012016

When Culture Outpaces Code: A Design Perspective on All-Gender Restrooms

Gender-neutral restroom sign designed by Signworks for a Gensler project. Image © Gensler

Whether you call it a restroom, bathroom, toilet, water closet or washroom, it’s the space we all prefer to have the most privacy and security. Yet the restroom is having an over-exposed moment.

The gender-neutral restroom movement is in full swing, and cleverly hybrid signs that stitch together dresses and pants are everywhere we turn. Incorporating gender-inclusive restrooms in public places is as simple as that, right? You just put up a new sign.

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