Faber second residency period started on October 24. This time, there were nine residents related to areas such as translation (Finnish translator Kristiina Drews and Catalan journalist and writer Valèria Gaillard); fiction (Kabylie writer and journalist Salem Zenia and Scottish professor and writer David Manderson); political essay (Welsh historian and professor Andrew Dowling); playwriting (Catalan playwright Llàtzer Garcia and Israeli playwright Roy Horovitz); memory (Catalan writer Marta Marín Dòmine) and art essay (Cuban writer Iván de la Nuez). In the second period, while media attention was still remarkable, residents could become more involved in public activities, such as the debate between historians Andrew Dowling and Jaume Claret about the Catalan pro-independence movement; lectures by David Manderson on the Scottish sociopolitical situation, by Kristiina Drews on the tricks of literary translation or by Iván de la Nuez on the arrival of Donald Trump at the US presidency. Faber also promoted other activities aimed at specific audiences, such as Valèria Gaillard’s visit to a high school in Olot or the meeting of 40 librarians to debate about the Bibliowikis project.
Apart from the residency periods and the activities in which the residents were involved, Faber arranged many meetings with associations and bodies from different fields so as to explain the project and look for ways to collaborate. In addition to contact with representatives from the local government, there have been meetings with Amical Wikimedia, On Són les Dones?, Fundació RCR Bunka, Arcàdia Editorial, Catalan Editors Association or Filmoteca de Catalunya, among others.
Last but not least, the work done in 2016 has also laid the foundations of 2017, when Faber is expected to advance towards consolidation. Thus, four initial periods have been scheduled, and there are also plans for further periods that will have to be outlined in the next months.