Sergi CastañéSandra Álamo | Technicians of the Observatori socioeconòmic d’Osona

We are Sandra and Sergi, technicians of the Observatori Socioeconòmic d’Osona. We arrived to the Faber residency with a lot of expectations, we wanted to concentrate and work together on a mobility study that we wanted to develop in the Osona region. This challenge arose as a result of diverse studies and reflections with different agents of the territory that marked the needs to develop an integral project that tied the territorial reality of the region. The reason why we chose to go to the Faber residency was precisely, on the one hand, to disconnect from the most mechanical dynamics of everyday, we could focus on this project, and on the other hand, to share experience with other people to enrich our vision of the project.

The first impression we had was quite nice, since unlike what we expected, more than disconnecting, we connected and shared meeting places with other residences. That allowed us to acquire different points of view about our work. The environment to work also invited to go to the Fageda forest to get full of ideas after submerging in this natural place. The intensity of the discussions was combined with the tranquility of the area, the warmth of its restaurants, streets and squares of the city of Olot.

We were able to finish our mobility project, we managed to break the routine dynamics to be able to deepen into a stay of inspiration, debate and joint work. We recommend the experience, because we work hardly and we meet very interesting people.