What is Faber?

Faber, the Arts, Sciences and Humanities Residency of Catalonia in Olot is a place for writers, translators, artists of diverse disciplines, scholars and scientists to stay together and to work on their personal projects.

During their stay, the residents will collaborate in different kinds of activities addressed to students, professionals and general public. The activities will be carried out in accordance with a project, taking into account previous demands and necessities.

The Residency is a contemporary space which acts out of the interests of the hosting society. It collects ideas, opinion trends and worries of contemporary world and European cultures. The Residency’s permanence of being up-to-date is reinforced by the residents who are going to stay there. The Residency will participate in the maintenance of communication lines towards Catalonia and towards the world, essential for today’s society, and will be a connecting link between the town and other towns, between the country and other countries. Faber is at the disposal of individuals, institutions, companies and non-profit organisations of Catalonia.

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Faber, the Arts, Sciences and Humanities Residency of Catalonia in Olot is a place for writers, translators, artists of diverse disciplines, scholars and scientists to stay together and to work on their personal projects.

During their stay, the residents will collaborate in different kinds of activities addressed to students, professionals and general public. The activities will be carried out in accordance with a project, taking into account previous demands and necessities.

The Residency is a contemporary space which acts out of the interests of the hosting society. It collects ideas, opinion trends and worries of contemporary world and European cultures. The Residency’s permanence of being up-to-date is reinforced by the residents who are going to stay there. The Residency will participate in the maintenance of communication lines towards Catalonia and towards the world, essential for today’s society, and will be a connecting link between the town and other towns, between the country and other countries. Faber is at the disposal of individuals, institutions, companies and non-profit organisations of Catalonia.

Leadership

Francesc Serés is the author of a considerable number of literary works, including the trilogy De fems i de marbres (Manures and Marbles, 2003), La força de la gravetat (The Force of Gravity, 2006), Caure amunt. Muntaner, Llull, Roig (Falling Up: Muntaner, Llull, Roig, 2008), Contes russos (Russian Stories, 2009), and Mossegar la poma (Bite the Apple, Quaderns Crema, 2012), all of which have been published by Quaderns Crema.

His most recent book is La pell de la frontera (The Frontier’s Skin), a narrative non-fiction about the latest immigration flux in Baix Cinca and Segrià. His work has been translated into several languages and he has received the National Prize for Literature and the City of Barcelona Prize among others.

He writes on a regular basis for El País and La maleta de Portbou.

 

Space

Faber is on the premises of the Hotel Riu Fluvià. There are eight spacious and well-illuminated rooms that have all the necessary facilities and conditions for work.

The hotel has a common space where the residents will be able to work and to share their projects with each other. There is also a conference hall with all the necessary facilities that can be used by our residents. Additionally, Faber can provide access to other public amenities of the town, such as the Municipal Theatre, the music hall Torín, the Municipal Library, the County Archive, the Music School and other cultural and social centres that make up the network of the available spaces.

 

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