Collective residences

QLGBTI+

From Monday, 3 February 2020 to Friday, 28 February 2020

QLGBTI+

Present and future

Different kinds of revolution involving social, cultural, economic, ecological and personal identity question and challenge us. These changes must be accompanied by mechanisms that ensure respect for the human rights of each individual, including individual rights of homosexual, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons. These changes, however, will not occur without representation and active presence in all fields, especially in those of knowledge and exchange of experiences and projects, which is what concerns us at Faber.

At Faber we want to rethink the diversity of gender, sex, identity and how they are combined with differences of origin, culture, religion, social class or age. What are the new social policies that we have to establish? How should we approach an inclusive and transformative education? What role does the administration have and what role do we citizens have? How do power differences work when it comes to establishing a field of equity among LGBTI* people? What new personal and collective discourses should we take into account to overcome LGBTI*-phobia? How do we think about concepts such as freedom, rights, family or progress?

That is why we call researchers from any discipline related to these fields of interest (sociology, political science, philosophy, biology, psychology, economics, work and social education, etc.): activists, artists, writers, journalists and all those people who have a project related to the field we propose. We would like to debate, together, the challenges our societies, institutions and cultures are facing.

Residents

KATHERINE LIM

KATHERINE LIM

Writer
SPYRIDON CHAIRETIS

SPYRIDON CHAIRETIS

Gender & Media Studies Researcher
KYLE RUBINI

KYLE RUBINI

HIV Prevention Worker
SEBASTIAN MITCHELL BARR

SEBASTIAN MITCHELL BARR

Psychology Fellow
CHRIS HILLER

CHRIS HILLER

PhD Researcher, Institute for Geography, University of Potsdam
ANN MARIE WILSON

ANN MARIE WILSON

Assistant Professor of History
TANJA DITTFELD

TANJA DITTFELD

PhD Candidate / University Teacher
AGNES TÖRÖK

AGNES TÖRÖK

Author and activist
KHALED ALESMAEL

KHALED ALESMAEL

Writer and journalist
ANNUKKA LAHTI

ANNUKKA LAHTI

Postdoctoral researcher, Gender Studies, University of Jyväskylä
RICHARD HUDDLESON

RICHARD HUDDLESON

Translator and doctoral student in Catalan Studies
CHRISTINA GRIFFIN

CHRISTINA GRIFFIN

Psicoanalista, Psicòlega forense, escriptora
ROBERT MIZZI

ROBERT MIZZI

Associate Professor
VERA BOITCOVA

VERA BOITCOVA

Performance artist

Opinions

What residents are saying about us

KHALED ALESMAEL

Writer and journalist

KHALED ALESMAEL

My Green Boiler Jumpsuit I decided to have my last trip with my green boiler jumpsuit, as a Danish friend called it, to Catalonia. I wanted a rough and practical visit. In Olot, I wrote The Queen Shams story from my next book, I cooked Syrian ...

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ANN MARIE WILSON

Assistant Professor of History

ANN MARIE WILSON

Writing, Rest, and Reflection in the Mountains Olot is such a wonderful place in which to retreat and work on one’s project. Every morning I would step out onto my balcony and take in the gorgeous skyline and think: what a gift to be able ...

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TANJA DITTFELD

PhD Candidate / University Teacher

TANJA DITTFELD

Queer(y)ing a residencyOn a hill overlooking Olot, a charming town nestled in the Baixa Garrotxa region of Catalonia with no less than four volcanoes scattered around its centre, is Hotel Riu Fluvià, the physical frame of the Faber apartment ...

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KYLE RUBINI

HIV Prevention Worker

KYLE RUBINI

A Chapter Worth ReadingI came to the Faber Residency to write about how stories affect our lives. Which I did. However, my stay here has become a story in itself. The residency delivered on its promises: we were provided with an exceedingly comfortable ...

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CLÁUDIA NAOUM

Writer

CLÁUDIA NAOUM

A rich and remarkable surprise My experience as a resident at Faber couldn't be better. Before I arrived in Olot, I expected that I would spend all my time just writing my project, without much contact with people.But to my ...

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ROBERT MIZZI

Associate Professor

ROBERT MIZZI

Rejuvenating, Re-energizing, and Reconnecting with the Faber ResidencyUpon arrival into Faber, I was immediately granted with a warm welcome and a hearty laugh. I did not realize at that time that this warmth and laughter would carry on throughout ...

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