Some great things to do at drained fountains
在沒有水的噴水池你能做的事

2014
 

Huge drained fountains built during the Soviet era in Yerevan were once where people gathered and children might go swimming during the hot summer.

Without water today because of issues such as maintenance costs and management, these fountains become poorly maintained and some are half-abandoned. Yet people still go to them to take a break or for a walk. I have thought of several great things we could do there.

 

I have thought of several great things we could do there. This is part of my journey to explore possibilities of structures—whether they are abandoned, partially abandoned or unmanaged—in urban areas, mirroring the fact that people’s proactive use of them sustain these structures even when they are without any proper care.

對稱又巨型的噴水池於蘇治時期,是住在亞美尼亞首都葉里溫市的居民夏天聚腳聊天,甚至是小孩游泳的地方。在蘇聯解體後的今天,這些噴水池很多再沒有水,也甚少有人走近。

其實還有事情可以在這些地方做吧。我在當地邀請了不同人士到這些沒水的噴水池重新經驗這些設施。這也是我探索那些在都市中被棄置、半棄置或沒人管理的結構的一部份經驗, 也反映了就算噴水池再沒有水也沒有維修保養,人的使用延續了它們的生命。