• Ilja Nieuwland

    Were I malicious, I would say that your approach to urine here is fundamentally the same as to any ‘traditional’ object in the history of science. The only ‘dirty’ aspect of urine is that it emerges from the human body; immediately afterwards it is being curated like any other industrial or scientific material. That most interesting aspect, I think, is contained in your last paragraph – that the use of urine heightened awareness of its potential as a tool for understanding human health. That sort of interrelation is what makes it unique, more than its industrial application.