To those accustomed to standard public restrooms (divided by “Men” and “Women”), the idea of an all-inclusive restroom (accommodating people of all sexes and genders) might make many uncomfortable! But Carla Ramirez Sosa and Anna de Jonge (Mijksenaar USA) present their firm’s recent designs for all-gender restrooms inside Amsterdam’s Schipol International Airport based on comprehensive audience research. You can learn more about “Beyond the Binary” in this SEGD article.
Carla Ramirez Sosais a multidisciplinary designer exploring design’s potential to further social, cultural and ecological goals towards an equitable and livable future. As a Designer at Mijksenaar USA, Carla brings this passion and her background in industrial design and sustainability to create meaningful wayfinding experiences. She has worked across a variety of sectors ranging from airports, transportation hubs, tech campuses and government. Carla is also co-author of Mijksenaar’s Beyond the Binarywhitepaper and wayfinding design toolkit for inclusive restrooms.
Anna de Jongeis a Design Lead at Mijksenaar, with experience in a variety of client sectors, on projects ranging from small museums to hospitals and rail systems. During her Integrated Product Design Master’s program at Delft University of Technology, Anna developed a passion for design for public spaces; creating products that fit well in their (cultural) surroundings and can be used by a wide variety of people. Her graduation project was a design toolkit for museums, which helps them to create more sustainable and visitor-focused exhibitions. Anna is also the co-author of Mijksenaar’s Beyond the Binary whitepaper, along with the development of a wayfinding design toolkit for inclusive restrooms.
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