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The fountain on Ljubljana’s Museum square was empty for ten years. Then an invitation from the Triennial of Contemporary Art U3 came. «Optimists» intervention revealed the potential of the space, so the owner of the square – The Ministry of Culture – reactivated the fountain in the summer of 2014.

We placed four small sailboats in the renovated fountain. They contributed to improve climate on the overheated Museum square. The sailboats offered shadow, unusual and intimate seating and served as an invitation for socialising, playing and enjoying the rich cultural programme of the Triennial exhibitions.

Location: Museum square, Ljubljana, Slovenia Author: PROSTOROŽ Team : Maša Cvetko, Ana Grk, Alenka Korenjak, Zala Velkavrh, Kaja Kisilak, Ivana Blaž Construction Year: 2013 Photographs: Matjaž Tančič

Parents and children started visiting the fountain and used it to cool down in the hot summer. Soon, the fountain became an urban hotspot. “Optimists” intervention revealed the potential of the space, so the owner of the square – The Ministry of Culture – reactivated the fountain in the summer of 2014.