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).
The FAMA Projects (created by FAMA Authors/Team in Sarajevo) are considered the world’s largest independent Collection of multi-media projects pertaining to the Siege of Sarajevo (1992-1996) and related events in reference to the Fall of Yugoslavia (1991-1999). Over the years, the collection has grown amidst impossible conditions (the siege and post-war transition), in a variety of pioneering concepts, topics and international acknowledgements. In addition to its scale, historical-educational importance and mapping approach to documented documents and collective memory, the Collection itself projects a new approach to documenting facts and evidence, and mapping-out the causes and consequences of events in a genre accessible to a wide-spectrum audience. Historical circumstances (the war in former Yugoslavia 1991-1999, and the siege of Sarajevo in particular) determined the issues we were to deal with. FAMA team followed the proceses that led to the war, and followed the four years long destruction of a Sarajevo, European city at the end of 20th century , we followed the disappearance of a civilization and the establishment of a new one. They followed the trends of world politics, the mechanisms of humanitarian assistance, the role of international media which contributed to the final lifting of the siege by covering it day after day… They saw how creativity helped people to resist the terror, and understood how powerful an open mind can be. We realised the power of human nature, and closely followed societal changes in a besieged city. And we gradually created a Bank of knowledge.