Power Toilets / UNESCO address the inclusion of Gwangju into the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. SUPERFLEX have replaced a run-down public toilet in Gwangju with a new toilet which in its interior is an exact copy of the exclusive toilet used by the Executive Board of the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. While maintaining the semblance of a normal public toilet, the structure also engages its users in questioning the relationship between original and copy, exclusivity and inclusivity, and, ultimately, the infrastructures of power and everyday uses.
Power Toilets / UNESCO is designed in close collaboration with NEZU AYMO architects.
Power Toilets / UNESCO is realized in the frame of Gwangju Folly II, 2013. Artistic director: Nikolaus Hirsch.