Octopus achieves its goals through innovative and self-sustainable solutions, which contribute to education of the general public of the Serbian society as a whole, through creating a multidisciplinary blend, which in a different and attractive way approaches existing social problems.
Association “Octopus” was founded in 2003 and is professionally oriented toward developing holistic goals in the field of modern Art and Design, cultural and research activities, science fiction, research activities in information technology, technical and technological innovation, urbanism and modern architecture, sustainable development and environmental protection, as well as innovative PR strategy.
The best-known project of the association is design concept and production of Bird Robot, socially beneficial robot art for public space, with tin recycling function, authored by MA Biljana Biba Vicković, which on December 22nd 2009 got the status of the cultural monument of the City of Belgrade. Now, it represents a revolution in the way of understanding the process of recycling among the general public.
Besides Bird Robot in 2009 and 2010, during biennial local environmental campaign called "Belgrade Recycling Action", association Okopus has also implemented projects such as ArtEco recycling robots and Green Dream ecological interactive video game installation, authored by Biljana Biba Vicković, whose information is available on the website www.oktoopus.rs. and
Two years earlier in 2007 and 2008, Oktopus organized “The Octopus International Media Biennial”. Biljana Biba Vickovic was art director of the biennial. The program was presented in six cultural centers in Belgrade: “Cvijeta Zuzorić” pavilion, (SKC) Students Cultural Centre, Rex, New Moment gallery, O3ONE gallery, District cultural centre - cultural centre of Museum of Applied Arts, and the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade. More about the Biennial at www.oktoopus.rs.
In the beginning of 2011 Octopus launched national campaign "Knowledge for Sustainable Development", which was implemented through the "Green Games" competition for primary and high school students, and though development of video games with ecological message in over 70 cities and municipalities and over 150 schools in Serbia. Additional information can be found at www.greengames.rs.