One of the results of industrialisation process and increasing urbanisation is the construction of one's "free time" - primarily as the opposition to working time. This firm and mostly unquestionable dichotomy actually hides the fact that, seen from the point of view of fluctuating capital, free time is a unique field. Especially in urban life it is quite planned, controlled and rather tradable. Considering we live in the time of production and consumption of cultural and symbolical goods free time offers the broadest space for consumerism. Who controls our free time? Who makes money on it? In which way cultural - artistic field functions as a market, as a place where goods and "additional values" are produced? What are public spaces and in which way do they function? What about privatised public spaces?

If it became as the consequence of striving for safety and order or escaping from the unpredictable nature, the city has managed to create a paradoxical construction of free time placing it under control. Therefore we are interested in artistic works that deal with the way in which everyday life is structured, rethink free and working time relation and free time annulation, consider the relation between private and public and also specific places of production / consumption of pleasure, fun, leisure or are interested in controlling and segmenting the everyday life.

Since Urban Festival does not want to be the manifestation trading the projects offered at the world market of art and deprived of any socio-cultural context, but the means of probing Zagreb urban context / life, this year we have decided to give up on the three - part festival form. It will be substituted with weekend happenings through one month of "urboscopia", which refers to four weekends in May (7 - 9 May, 14 - 16 May, 21 - 23 May, 28 - 30 May).