FAMA Team in 2014, has founded the association of citizens FAMA Methodology which through the project School of Knowledge and educational modules using FAMA Collection archives seeking a transformation of education about the war, genocide and urban/civic/cultural resistance into a universal educational model through a unique platform for knowledge transfer.
FAMA Methodology contribution to determining the facts, as opposed to the existing political manipulation of history in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region where for decades a war of interpretation has been waged in this region. In the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with numerous special interests, it is easy to overlook the simplicity of the truth - which is clear when you consider only the facts. FAMA Methodology offers a possibility of establishment of a regional educational model for interpretation of disintegration of Yugoslavia. From the very beginning of this period, we were aware that documents, of all types and forms, would play a vital role in the fate of current and future generations. In keeping with our own personal principles, our methods rely on fact, oral history and recorded documentation (documented documents).
FAMA Methodology: Co - Founder and member of FAMA Team
FAMA International: Founder and Team Leader
FAMA Collection: Author of the Original FAMA Projects and FAMA Archives
Suada Kapic was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina. Upon completing her first BA degree at the University of Sarajevo – Faculty of Philosophy, she moved to Belgrade to complete her second BA degree in Theater and Film Directing at Faculty of Performing Arts.
With the fall of communism across East and South-East Europe she moves away from her distinguished career as a Film/TV/Theatre Director into the media world. In 1990, she founded FAMA, an independent multi-media company – a first of its kind in the former Yugoslavia. In the process she became an opinion leader whose objective was to advance new approach to defining politics in the media. As such, she was able to launch a new (fully profitable and uncensored) media concept often referred to as a political entertainment. The 'Art of Living' was one of the most watched TV programmes across the country, as it tackled the most pressing contemporary issues in unconventional and highly creative manner, whilst positioning itself as credible source of information – a rare mix during those turbulent days.
Her intention to transform FAMA into CNN of South-East Europe was obstructed by the war in the former Yugoslavia which forever changed her personal and professional outlook on life. In April of 1992, Suada escapes her home in Grbavica (Sarajevo district occupied by the Bosnian Serb forces), becoming a refugee in her own city. In the midst of total destruction and collapse of basic societal elements, she made a personal decision to remain in the besieged city, and launched 'Science of Survival' mechanism as means of defying terror through creation, invention, culture, arts and humanism. She was observing the Siege of Sarajevo (the longest in the modern history) as a study of human nature, the mechanism of terror and human ability to adapt to unforeseen circumstances through mechanism of survival. This was a stepping stone to her dedication to the cause, as she proceeded to document facts and evidence of change in the city through series of internationally acclaimed projects and initiatives.
Between 1992 and 1996, Suada launched projects such as 'Sarajevo Survival Guide' and 'Survival Map 92-96' in the besieged city, determined to publish and present them internationally. She brought the preparation for print through secret underground tunnel and attended meetings and presentations from New York to Tokyo.
From 1997 she diligently works on one of the most comprehensive projects: Oral and Visual History of the former Yugoslavia for the period between 1991 and 1999. FAMA Collection (Archives) and related individual projects are considered the largest and most comprehensive independent source of information pertaining to the Siege of Sarajevo ('92-'96) and the Fall of Yugoslavia ('91-'99). FAMA Educational Pack 'The Siege of Sarajevo 1992-1996' has been promoted and distributed in Serbia since 2005. Most recently she authored 'Srebrenica Mapping Genocide' (a documentary animation project) in partnership with Youth Initiative for Human Rights in BH. The Project is widely presented as educational initiative in Bosnia Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro.
Suada was actively involved in promotion and presentation of individual projects and the concept of 'Science of Survival' across the world – from New York to Tokyo. Her projects adorn walls and shelves of some of the most prominent international institutions, from the US Holocaust memorial Museum, to UN War Crimes Tribunal, Pentagon, Library of Congress, UNESCO, Tokyo Big Site and similar.
A thinker, an author and a doer, Suada Kapić faced the greatest challenges imaginable, and working in impossible circumstances succeeded to generate internationally acclaimed projects and to secure their implementation. Her work that begun back in 1992, is now completed and FAMA Projects and Archives will be transferred into virtual domain via FAMA COLLECTION – a virtual bank of knowledge for the future generations. At this stage, Suada moves back into her original multi-media realm and will be focusing on regional and global issues that require collective solutions by engaging with regional/global audience. In 2014, FAMA Team has founded the association of citizens FAMA Methodology which through the project School of Knowledge and educational modules using FAMA Collection projects&archives (Such as ‘Srebrenica Mapping genocide/Post-Genocide Society’, ‘History in the Making/Case of B&H 2014-1914 and Educational Study Table ‘Mapping Dayton Peace Accords’
FAMA Methodology contribution to determining the facts, as opposed to the existing political manipulation of history in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region where for decades a war of interpretation has been waged in this region. In the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with numerous special interests, it is easy to overlook the simplicity of the truth - which is clear when you consider only the facts. FAMA Methodology offers a possibility of establishment of a regional educational model for interpretation of disintegration of Yugoslavia.
FAMA Methodology: Co-founder and member of FAMA Team
FAMA Collection&Archives: Editor&Creative Consultant; Project Manager;
Virtual FAMA Collection: Author and Custodian
For the past 20 years, Miran has co-authored numerous projects that are now the integral part of FAMA Methodology/Collection – one of the largest independent collections of multi-media projects pertaining to the Siege of Sarajevo (1992-1996). As a author and Custodian, he manages Virtual FAMA Collection and was actively involved in Conceptual project ‘The Siege of Sarajevo Museum - The Art of Living-FAMA Collection’. He has been involved with FAMA since 1996 as the Author and Creative Director for Survival Art Museum '96 project in Tokyo, Japan. Miran was instrumental as a creative strategist and project manager in devising strategy, securing funding, maintaining high-profile stakeholder relations, managing programmes and delivering projects as part of the FAMA Team.
Contemporaneously, Miran was able to build a parallel career in various sectors and countries – among others, with the United Nations in the USA and Canada; implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords (DPAP in Dayton, Ohio), and with the International War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. From 1997 to 2003, Miran spearheaded and managed numerous programmes and initiatives in the USA, Canada, Croatia and Bosnia Herzegovina, on behalf of high-profile stakeholders: USA, British and Japanese governments, USAID, the World Bank, Soros Foundation and the United Nations.
Since 2003 Miran has expanded his career and education in the UK by completing a Masters degree in Public Policy and Management at the London School of Economics. During his studies he was appointed a Parliamentary Analyst to Lord Hylton at the House of Lords, and was a Special Advisor to Oscar-winning film director Anthony Minghella on Breaking and Entering' film – working closely on the script, and character development with actors (Juliette Binonche, Jude Law, and Robin Wright-Penn). Upon completing his masters degree, he was invited to spearhead a national strategy set to change the 'culture of philanthropy' across the UK on behalf of the British Government (Cabinet Office); Financial Services (UBS Private Bank); and the Corporate sector (Vodafone). Soon after, he was invited to join Jamie Oliver enterprise as Head of Partnerships, and as Associate at the Orr Mackintosh Foundation in London – continuing to advance social enterprise and philanthropy pillars. At later stage he continued his work as independent consultant – advising high-profile clients on the issues of corporate governance, philanthropy in financial services, public diplomacy and transparency of extractive industries in the UK, South East Europe and the Middle East.
In 2014, he was asked by the Tufts University and the GPD to launch and manage a Dialogue BiH2.0 – a digital diplomacy project dedicated to helping consolidate liberal and pluralist democracy in the Western Balkans through the promotion and support of political accountability, strong and effective governance at all levels, and the rule of law. Most recently, he was the author and the creative director of the FAMA Methodology 'School of Knowledge: Mapping the Dayton Peace Accords' – a multi-media project that was commissioned to mark the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords.
Miran was born in Sarajevo and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at the London School of Economics (LSE) – looking at the impact of open and digital government on the agenda-setting framework. He also holds a masters degree from the LSE in ‘Public Policy & Management’, as well as the Bachelor of the Applied Arts from Central Saint Martins College for Art & Design and Ryerson University.
FAMA Methodology: Co-founder and member of FAMA Team
Virtual FAMA Collection: Editor&Researcher; Project Manager
Asja Hafner, born in Novi Sad, Serbia, lives and works in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Asja studied Comparative Literature at the Philosophy Faculty of Sarajevo University.
She has worked as journalist and on media and culture projects since 1993, when she started her carrier in magazine BH Dani and Obala Art Center. Asja was a PR executive for U2 PopMart tour 1997 and their concert in Sarajevo, stadium Koševo. She has worked for the OSCE in Voter education and training department for the first Democratic Elections 1996 in , and OSCE Media Development Department. From 1997 until 2001 worked as a media project coordinator in Media Centre Sarajevo – Video Archive. She also worked as a project manager at European Commission Project: Information and Communication Project on Western Balkans from 2003 until 2004. And worked for the ARS AEVI museum, involved in museums campaign and created leading slogan – Museum in Progress. As a copywriter she created slogans for BH PBS (TV and Radio, “1 for all”) and got awarded in 2002 for environmental campaign, Still Nature realised by advertisement agency Ideologija.
For over the 10 years she has collaborated and worked for the Sarajevo Centre for Contemporary Art and its production house pro.ba as an editor and project coordinator. In SCCA/pro.ba she was producer and editor-in-chief TV production shows and various art projects: Inventura, Kuhinja, De/Construction of Monuments, Disappearance of Public Space, Compulsory Reading, ZVONO award for BH, Culture Lobby, Art and Survival, Sarajevo Picnic, Political Practice in post-Yugoslav Art, exhibition Dowry, etc. Author and project leader of the multidisciplinary regional project - Individual utopias Now and Then – Discontinuity of generation dialogue or what do we have in common? - involving countries Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Albania.
Also worked as a deputy editor-in-chief for literary magazine LICA, collaborated with magazine Slobodna Bosna. Working as a translator for Sarajevo Film Festival since 1998 to this day. Worked as a translator for various workshops for journalists and photo reporters (Aidan Sullivan, Sunday Times, Jerome Delay AP photo reporter, Freedom Forum, London, War, Peace and Media, NY). Her short stories have been published in literary magazine LICA, and books “1000&1 Nights”, Sarajevo stories and “It was a beautiful and sunny day”. Her articles have been published in various publications and art catalogues. Also worked as an editor, researcher and content curator for web portal Dialogue BiH 2.0.
Asja worked as an associate to FAMA Collection as a researcher and one of the editors and since 2014 is actively engaged in managing FAMA Methodology and its project coordination as one of the co-founders and member of FAMA team. Worked as a researcher, content and topics editor and video editor, journalist and project manager on projects ‘History in the Making 2014-1914 - The Case of Bosnia and Herzegovina’, ‘Srebrenica, Mapping Genocide-Post-Genocide Society’; Educational Study Table 'Mapping Dayton Peace Accord – To end the War’. One of the editors and researcher on long term multidisciplinary and multimedia projects School of Knowledge and Micro Museum.
FAMA Methodology: Co - Founder and member of FAMA Team
Virtual FAMA Collection: Creative director
FAMA Collection&Archives: Documentary Animation&Design
- High school: Catholic School Centre - Gymnasium
- College: Faculty of Economics, Department of Marketing
- Certificates: Cisco Networking Academy – CCNA
WORK HISTORY RESUME
- VIDEOR o.d. 2014 (owner, art director, graphic & web designer);
- VIZUAL d.o.o. 2011-2014 (graphic design, web & production company);
- URBAN MAGAZIN 2011.2012 (monthly lifestyle magazine, art director & graphic designer);
- REPETITOR VJz 2009 (video mapping, live visuals crew, visual artist);
- PUBLICIS MITA GROUP 2007-2011 (advertising agency: art director, graphic & web designer)
MEMBER of FAMA Team
FAMA Methodology&FAMA Collection projects:
- 'Srebrenica-Mapping Genocide'; Virtual 'FAMA Collection';
- ‘Srebrenica, Mapping Genocide-Post-Genocide Society’ (documentary animation);
- ‘The Siege of Sarajevo Museum-Art of Living-FAMA Collection’ (3D mapping);
-‘History in the Making 2014-1914 - The Case of Bosnia and Herzegovina’ (documentary animation);
- Educational Study Table 'Mapping Dayton Peace Accord'; Creative director, graphic & web design, 3D video mapping, infographic and data visualisation.
Davor Vidovic in due process has shown great talent and skills in the areas of Digital Animation, 3D Video-Mapping, Web-Design, Video and Documented Animation, Database, Data-Visualizations, Infographics, and Web/Graphic Design.
Since 2010, he became a FAMA Team member, working on several capital projects, dealing with sensitive and difficult tasks which the FAMA Team takes on to build knowledge platforms for different target groups (media-universities-libraries-institutes). Thanks to the cooperation with Davor Vidovic as a multitask person, FAMA projects optimised History content inventing new educational models of alternative learning in the 21th century. Davor played the role of the Creative director in FAMA projects with extremely intelligent talent to take key content out of massive data base and to transform ordinary but sensitive data into readily accessible material in appropriate format to be transferred to our Users, Readers and Viewers with extremely innovative and adaptable design skills; platform builder capabilities; IT production skills to establish new small units to execute the project; knowledge about latest technology innovations-never out of game; work ethic; his talent for advertising is part of the FAMA Methodology project launching strategy; he is able to successfully complete tasks that are assigned to him. Davor is strong at every aspect of design, from initial conceptual design to full-on print, video or web production. Davor is one of four in the FAMA team.