Date(s) - 16/11/2015 - 21/11/2015
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The Give a Shit project is focusing on worldwide taboo issues related to toilets, human waste and its impacts.

We invite all individuals, groups, organizations and initiatives that are active or want to become active in raising awareness, research and development of social and technological solutions to join us in a journey which Gives A Shit .




advocating an urgent need for technological innovation and social reorganization
breaking the taboo and constructing a dialogue promoting changing the system and reducing the usage of potable water re-usage of human excrements and producing renewable energies advocating toilet innovation as an urgent and indispensable solution for a sustainable future of our planet and mankind


As part of World Toilet Day on Nov. 19, 2015, we are kicking off our first awareness raising action. This day raises awareness about all people who do not have access to a toilet – despite the human right to water and sanitation. It is a day to do something about it. In addition to supporting UN-Water’s message, we are raising awareness about issues related to inefficient Western toilet system and the potential of human waste for clean energy production.


Invite your friends to follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc. Share articles, opinions and other interesting stuff related to the subject
Take a selfie on the toilet and post it on our FB group, break the taboo
Print the sticker and put them all over town, nearby public toilets
Talk about the problem with your friends, families, neighbours
Make a video interviewing people about their habits on the toilet
Create your own toilet dance and stage a flash mob
Host an event and publish it on the official World map


Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in.
The idea behind the project is based on academic background research, in-depth analyses and ethnographic studies conducted in public space of different cities (Barcelona, Lisbon). The project simultaneously engages academic knowledge with applicative practices in order to construct the dialog about this taboo issue among civil society.

The project is supported by Sustainable Energy Youth Network (SEYN) and Collaborative Research for Design and sustainable Development ID:Co.Lab/IADE/Creative University.