Inspired by our research into different collective bathing cultures and practices and seeing how historically, bathing emerged from a collective act into a practical action performed in private, we are bringing bathing from an isolated environment back into public space. Bathing in the urban space does not only deal with the sociocultural aspects of collective intimacy, but also with how using the city commons and existing structures in terms of (warm) water and waste heat could allow for a more efficient use of resources.
The “Waschsalon” intervention hacks into the public infrastructure and invites you to wash your bodies and clothes together while exploring a possible future in which warm water and waste heat would not to be wasted anymore but rather fed into a warm water blockchain system.
1-2. Project by Anastasia Eggers and Ottonie von Roeder
3-5. Projects by Anastasia Eggers
6. Project by Anastasia Eggers and Audrey Large
7-10. Projects by Ottonie von Roeder