The jury session of the 3rd Edition of the ETS Contest -“Hygiene: the washroom challenge”- was held on Wednesday 29 May, at h. 11:00 CET and the results of the consultation was the following :
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Vacuum cleaner/lilies GERMANY
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Our future in our hands
|Special ETS Prize|
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II am sitting in the waiting room of a hospital and waiting to be called for my appointment. I look around and try to touch as few things as possible; the door handles, the chair, the window. I am aware of all the people coming and going each with their own problems and bacteria. The public washroom is even more used than the waiting room. I suddenly become aware that I am more concerned about hygiene as I am in a hospital. The same wouldn’t happen if I was in an airport, a train station or in a bar. This makes little sense as the hygiene risks are comparable if not greater than in a hospital. Hospitals take greater care of the hygiene risks than in other public places.
In spite of the many scientific studies which show air dryers contribute to the spread of airborne bacteria many public washrooms are still equipped with different types of air driers instead of paper towels. It is a well-known fact that paper towels drastically reduce the amount of bacteria in circulation and therefore ensure greater personal hygiene and help minimise the risks in a public spaces.
It is impor tant to raise the awareness of this issue through art. Thanks to this competition we have been able to raise awareness to the young people involved and also to the public at large.
*thank you to Sara and Phil Mogel
29 May – 15 June 2013 at Fine Arts Academy in Bologna (Italy)
26 – 28 June at Palazzo Bernardini in Lucca (Italy)