A3 - Urban Violence - Vol.01
Primary idea of the A3.Format project has started to develop in its digital format, over the internet. The authors of the project
themselves have said that initiation of this project was inspired by “lack of the public space for free thought and expression”.
Indeed, today, public space is fragmented, commercialized, mediated and privatized, which to big extent applies to the internet itself.
Today, we can not speak anymore about “public” space. Broader rifeness of technology makes the internet accessible to the bigger
number of people, which is usually understood as a synonym for openness, non-hierarchal and participative structure of the internet.
But, internet as the “public” space is overwhelmed by proprietary monopolies and strongly present technologies of control,
and privatized in such a way, it still propagates promises of unlimited communication and total networking of people and goods
on the global “super-highway of information”. Under those circumstances, by using a template, standardized format for potential intervention,
A3.Format project almost makes ironic template mode of the internet as an open, public space for eternal participation and networking.
Based on that, A3.Format project tries to form small-scale and effective online platform, which will create the opportunity to add new
quality to the principle of collaboration, outside of representative strategies of dominant media regimes. A3.Format project comments on the principle
of authorship in the field of design and introduces something unusual for this practice – principle of sharing in design.
By that, this project significantly distances itself from almost exclusive market-driven character of design and it opens possibility for its enrichment
by practices of collaboration, sharing, engagement and participation.
Front cover: Filip Bojović - Novi Sad
Bardhi Haliti - Pristina
Filip Bojović - Novi Sad
Branislav Milošević - Ljubljana / Dragan Marković - Brussels
Vladimir Manovski - Belgrade / Marko Rakić - Novi Sad
Filip Bojović - Novi Sad
Ian Griffith - Tempe / Žiga Aljaž - Ljubljana
Marko Rakić & Filip Bojović / KUGA & Miloš Pušić - Novi Sad
Marko Ercegović - Novi Sad / Filip Bojović - Novi Sad
Bardhi Haliti - Pristina / Isidora Todorović, Vladimir Manovski & Filip Bojović - Novi Sad
BISKOTEKA - Belgrade / Žiga Artnak - Ljubljana
Vladimir Manovski - Belgrade
Project realized by: A3.Format group and Kulturanova
Project team: Filip Bojović, Igor Zarol, Vladimir Manovski and Milan Vračar
English proofreading: Vicki Cooper and Kah-Mun Liew
24 Pages, Softcover, 29,7 x 42 cm, 4 Color Offset, First Edition, 250 Copies
Out of Print
Novi Sad, August 2009.
Supported by: City of Novi Sad