Collective residences

ENERGY TRANSITION

From Monday, 5 March 2018 to Sunday, 25 March 2018

ENERGY TRANSITION

Sustainability, education, future

The access to energy and its use have been a driving force in the history of humanity. It has also led us towards dangerous zones, even threatening our future. We are at a key point because we have been able to predict the disastrous consequences of the use of energy produced from fossil fuels. We are in a critical moment that implies individual and collective responsibility: we have been able to create the necessary technology and solve many problems, we have an understanding of the consequences and the knowledge of how to avoid them. This debate goes beyond the scope of science and technology or politics and ethics; it is a historical thinking that projects itself into the future.

The challenges of this future are diverse and complex. They question us as individuals and as a society, as active or passive agents of causes and consequences of the technological development.

That is why at Faber we think that it is essential to address this topic and to deal with it realistically, distancing ourselves from utopian or apocalyptic scenarios. That is why we open a call for applications for engineers, architects, ecologists, but also for economists, sociologists and historians and other professionals, and we encourage them to present their projects that are in line with the topics described above.

Residents

EMERIC DUCLAUX

EMERIC DUCLAUX

Collapsologue
MOON SANGHOON

MOON SANGHOON

Conceptual Artist
PAUL BEHRENS

PAUL BEHRENS

Assistant Professor
WEN HSIA

WEN HSIA

Architect and Professor

Opinions

What residents are saying about us

WEN HSIA

Architect and Professor

Unforgettable OlotI travelled for 18 hours to Barcelona and then another 4 hours or so to get to Olot. Despite being terribly tired, I can’t stop myself from being blown away by the beautiful journey and the town itself.Lined with parks ...

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ANDREA M. VÁSQUEZ FERNÁNDEZ

PhD Researcher

A Peruvian in Olot: An experience like never beforeI come from the Forest engineering discipline and lately from a more interdisciplinary exposure (Environmental and Social sciences, Indigenous politics, and Political anthropology) and I have never ...

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PAUL BEHRENS

Assistant Professor

Transitions in OlotI applied to the Faber residency to continue work on how much land will be needed during the energy transition – since renewables tend to require more land than conventional fossil fuels. However, my experience was so much ...

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MOON SANGHOON

Conceptual Artist

Chasing the Future in OlotWhen I first arrived at Olot, I thought this was just a small country town. But the next day I looked around the town and found that it was not just small. Olot is famous for terracotta and still produces and exports many ...

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