Jeremie Cornelissen has approached the hand as a planet and wondered what would live there. He discovered millions of types of bacteria. ‘People are becoming more and more opposed to bacteria, while many of the bacteria that have been permanently living on our hands are much healthier than we would think.’ In order to provide a more balanced view on the issue, Cornelissen has created a toilet door with 150 door handles on the outside. ‘People will often be afraid of the dirty door handle in the toilet. I have spread the risks; each door handle represents one out of the 150 good bacteria each person carries with them.’ The door Planet Hand acts as an interactive infographic; on the inside there are descriptions of the advantages of all these bacteria.
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