I. ADAPTATION, II. TOUCH, III. NETIQUETTE
EDITORIAL DESIGN, CONCEPT
3 zines are reacting to new challenges, feelings, and deficits — Adaptation, Touch, and Netiquette. They were created in collaboration with designer Daniela Paľová and photographer Anna-Mária Špániková, as a part of Photobook subject on AFAD under the guidance of the professor Olja Triaška Stefanović and Juraj Blaško.
They were exhibited on photography festival "OFF Bratislava 2021" and BOOKi photobook festival in Poland link
Adaptation captures people's personal statements about adapting to society or being displaced by society. We asked our friends on Instagram, if they ever felt like they had to adapt or change in order to feel accepted or to belong somewhere. We collected interesting answers from various people, from young women who do not feel accepted by male superiors or colleagues, to students not being able fit in design community. We wanted to communicate the most captivating answers in the zine, and we illustrated them with photographic collages by Anna-Mária Špániková.
We created this zine at the beginning of the Pandemic, during which we already felt a deficit of human interaction and touch. We wanted to investigate, what exactly happens in the human body and brain while being cut out of human contact. We collected data from a scientific article about the processes in our bodies, and what is the physical and psychological output of this deficit. We also ask our friends on Instagram: "What forms of closeness you managed to establish?". Those answers were implemented in our zine.
“The language of touch binds our minds and bodies to the broader social world. What happens when touch becomes taboo?” article link → nice reading
Because of the Pandemic, most of our work and study businesses got transferred online. It got us into new social situations unknown untill now — long daily online meetings, that come with new netiquette rules. Did you ever find yourself in an online situation in which you didn't know how to behave?
Online seminar rooms are full of people, who are not sure if to greet professors or each other if the camera should be on or off, while they're constantly looking at themselves in the corner square and trying to make an appropriate facial expression so they don't feel like idiots. Everybody wants to be polite and everybody wants to have it over with so they can get to their real physical life.
The pandemic bring us new online netiquette rules, that we illustrate in this zine. Some of them might be guidelines for us and some of them are just funny and ridiculous as we are trying to figure out this new experience.