Engaged: On-the-Ground Engagement and Co-design report

Partial image of some comments each in different handwriting, saying: clear mirror; gender-neutral; needle exchange; more space for women; changing tables in all genders bathrooms' keep open past 8pm!' accessible for children, toddlers and neurodiverse.

Engaged: On-the-Ground Engagement and Co-design report


Author/s: Madelaine Dowd, Indira Knight, Gail Ramster, Jo-Anne Bichard, Maurizio Mucciola

File: On-the-Ground Report

Publication date: 2022


Engaged investigates how to reuse empty premises as public toilets which would share space with start-ups, incubator space or community initiatives, to provide this overlooked element of public health infrastructure that supports high street regeneration.

The Engaged project is run by the Public Toilets Research Unit (PTRU) based at The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design (HHCD) at the Royal College of Art (RCA), in partnership with PiM studio Architects. Engaged is part of the Mayor of London’s Designing London’s Recovery programme

The Engaged: On-the-Ground project worked with a London Community to find what an inclusive public toilet would look like in their neighbourhood. This report shares the findings from this engagement and co-design activity, in the Hackney Central area.