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Kulturno društvo ProstoRož
Rimska ulica 22, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 5 901 9088
Fax386 (0) 5 901 9080
Maša Cvetko
Phone386 (0) 40 860 402
Ana Grk
Phone386 (0) 31 347 966
Alenka Korenjak
Phone386 (0) 40 367 212
Dijana Vukojevič, Tabor park
Phone386 (0) 40 696 789
Nika Van Berkel, Trubarjeva market
Phone386 (0) 40 742 246
Marko Marovt, Techical support
Phone386 (0) 41 235 996
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Past Events
  • 11 December 2014
    A presentation by Alenka Korenjak (ProstoRož), a project partner, at the final event of ECLECTIS (European Citizens' Laboratory for Empowerment: Cities Shared), EU funded project led by Dedale Research and Production Association at Ile-de-France Europe in Brussels, Belgium
  • 15 March to 31 March 2012
    Human Cities Festival 2012: Reclaiming Public Space with participating Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia and the ProstoRož in Brussels, Belgium
  • 11 June to 18 June 2011
    wünsch dir was – make a wish project by ProstoRož at the Wiener Festwochen in Vienna, Austria

Founded in 2004 by architects Alenka Korenjak, Ana Grk and Maša Cvetko, ProstoRož is a non-profit cultural organisation which produces creative and well-considered interventions in the public environment, focusing on degraded urban spaces and proposing new solutions for their revitalisation. The name of the association is a combination of the Slovenian words prostor (space) and roža (flower).

The association's main project is the annual site-specific event ProstoRož, held in Ljubljana both within and outside the framework of the Festival Pomladi (Festival of Spring).

Activities and awards

ProstoRož interventions are not merely artistic installations in public areas but also in-depth searches for new city planning options of space usage. In their projects, experts from various fields of spatial planning, architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, nature conservation, cultural heritage and tourism are involved.

Among the latest interventions there are the new coverings of fountains in the winter time and exhibitions in the abandoned windows of shops in the city centre, printed with poetry of contemporary Slovene poets. ProstRož also participated in the 2008 project Slovenska Street when the traffic was closed at the main street in Ljubljana during the weekend and inhabited with various cultural programmes of several design studios including CodeEp and Asobi.

The work of the association includes architecture as well. In collaboration with architectural studio Kombinat Architects they renovated the Plečnik and Tivoli underpasses in Ljubljana.

ProstoRož Association has received several awards and mentions, of the most important is ranking among finalists at the international competition The European Prize for Urban Public Space in 2006 for the project ProstoRož – Parks. The female architects ware also granted the title "young prospective designers in the field of interior design" at the event Month of Design in 2008.

Annual ProstoRož Project

The group's first exhibition project ProstoRož happened in 2004 with a transformation of neglected atriums into attractive public spaces. One year later the parks were rearranged in order to open new perspectives on the existing grounds. The ProstoRož collective focused on the Ljubljanica River in 2007, offering selected areas to public use, while playgrounds were the main theme in 2008 with furniture installed in order to provide children creative territories for play. In 2009 a selected street was inhabited in cooperation with the Mladi levi Festival.

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