Monica Datta


New York (United States)

From January 20 to January 30, 2018

Biography —

Monica Datta studied architecture and urbanism in the United States, United Kingdom and Spain. She is interested in the use of space in fiction and architectural theory, as well as the disjunction between speculation in architecture and fictions of urbanism from literature. Her writings have appeared in Blackbird, The Collagist, Conjunctions and The New Inquiry; she has received support from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Kundiman and the Fine Arts Work Center.

Project —

This January, I will use the time at the Faber Residency towards a book of short stories (and one novella) rooted in formal experiments, most of which are concerned with architecture and urbanism. In Olot, I plan to hold one discussion on imaginary cities from around the world and one writing workshop employing the approaches of architecture.