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WORLD TOILET DAY ART CHALLENGE

October 21, 2008

This interesting challenge just came through my Queensland Environmental Activist Network Group List… All dues go to the author:

The World Toilet Day web site went live this week.
Check out www.insanitation.org

In 2001 the World Toilet Organisation in Singapore declared its founding day – 19th November as “World Toilet Day”.

This is now being celebrated by members all over the world. We celebrate the humble, yet vitally important toilet and raise awareness of the global sanitation crisis.

It is not about white porcelain shiny things. The majority of toilets are just a hole in the ground. It is about making the connections between malnutrition and dysentery.

A toilet in a school provides the dignity and privacy for young women to continue their education beyond puberty.

2.6 billion people in the world do not have access to a sustainable, designated place to poo.

A key objective of World Toilet Day is to provoke discussion of toilets and sanitation in everyday conversations.

Event in Brisbane organised by Rowan Barber

TO CELEBRATE SUCH PRECIOUS AWARENESS…

THE ART ACTION UNION…

PRESENTS…

THE WORLD TOILET DAY CHALLENGE

The theme is simple…

A toilet capture of the most political of kind…

Artwork centred around the toilet (aka. loo, crapper, shit-house, poo room, WC, out-house, john, bathroom etc.) as a celebration of the ability to manage our personal waste is a systematic way… a personal thanks to Mr. Thomas Crapper (sp.?)

Give thought in your description to the masses of people who have been denied access to such fundamental sanitary needs…

Be funny, be serious, be gross, be active and aware…

You may also add your entries to our RedBubble Challenge if you are a member of the Art Action Union at RedBubble… or to the Facebook Group… or add it to your profile and our gallery on the Art Action Union Community site

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