Novikov Sergey . Grassroots signed copy

Selfpublished / Edition of 100 copies / 21 x 34 cm / 160 pages / HP Indigo printing /

Just in time for the world cup! A book about amateur football clubs in russia!

By way of addressing lower league football issues, the Grassroots project ultimately aims to explore the gap between the professional and the amateur. Amateur clubs that have no access professional status or have lost it, closely imitate their professional counterparts (in terms of hierarchy, infrastructure and architecture of the sports object, customized accessories such as digital scoreboards, team kits, match programmes and posters, fandom). This gap is a world of images, universal patterns, behavioural patterns, rituals, and replication of the acts performed in the big professional sport.