An Infrastructure for Menstruation

Julia Kubitzki

März / March - 2023

Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel

Master of Arts


The visibility of menstruation, and even simply speaking about it, is often associated with shame. Menstrual needs are seldom taken into consideration in the public sanitary infrastructure. While the provision of sanitary products is mandatory, it does not apply to menstrual products, indicating that bodily fluids are not yet treated equally by the state in Germany. The "artikel.drei" project reminds us of the promises in the German constitution and presents a new normal in the approach to menstruation. The concept addresses three essential aspects for a menstruation-friendly society: 1. Infrastructure: The visibility and consideration of menstrual needs. 2. Education: Ad-free and scientifically-based knowledge. 3. Sustainability: Free access to reusable period products.