"Bevetene tutti" translated in English sounds like "Drink of it, all of you". It is a simple device to distribute free drinkable water.
It quenches the thirst of all citizens – people and animals – and it offers them a place where they can have a break, freshen themselves up, drink, relax and interact with other people.
The project was born as a provocation and a social experiment:
in 2010, Italian politicians were debating about water privatization. In opposition to that, our intent was to let the people enjoy free water as an irreplaceable common good.
As a result, all the people walking by the installation was attracted to try it... and everyone who tried it, was smiling and happy to drink and to play with other people.
Bevetene tutti won the 2x5 contest in 2010 and has been selected in the annual young blood 2010.
It has been temporarily installed in Milano in different locations, like Public Design Festival 2010, and Milano Film Festival 2011.
p.s. at the end we won the battle: voting at a referendum in 2011, Italian people decided to let the water management remain public.