From September 24 to September 30, 2018
From journalism to ethnography, Laia Seró approaches social topics from the point of view of documental literature. She studied Journalism at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and a master’s degree in Anthropology and Ethnography at Universitat de Barcelona (UB). Recently, she has been in Argentina, where she has done a cronica workshop of Revista Anfibia and has explored in-depth issues like Historical Memory. Last years, she published at Metròpolis and Sàpiens magazines, and Ara newspaper; and has been the scriptwriter for «Lletrasonats» programme in Catalunya Radio. Nowadays, she is member of SomAtents magazine, where she writes and gives courses of journalism, ethnografy and media literacy. In 2016, in the literature festival Literal, she interviewed the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature Svetlana Alexievich.
During my stay at Faber I’m going to work in a project with SomAtents, the collective of journalistic action, with whom to develop some of the projects that we have in progress taking advantage of the stay at Faber (and I will take this opportunity to tell other residents and to return to the social environment of Olot if it is deemed appropriate). The journalists involved will participate in Retrats paral·lels photojournalistic project and the project to recover the collective memory of the Presó de dones. The whole group will also take advantage of this opportunity to hold a kick-off meeting in Olot.