Individual residencies / Andorra


From Monday, 7 November 2022 to Monday, 28 November 2022

Professor and translator


Adrián Almazán holds a degree in physics and a doctorate in philosophy from the Autonomous University of Madrid. In his research, developed from an ecosocial perspective, he has focused on approaching technologies from a political perspective. Also, and starting from the basis of a very deep crisis of our civilization, he has explored the new ruralities as alternatives. These investigations are carried out within the framework of the Environmental Humanities Group (GHECO) and some of its different projects. Today he is a professor of Philosophy at the Carlos III University of Madrid. Is
also translator and activist in Ecologists in Action, where he co-coordinates the digitization area. He is also part of the collective La Torna. among his most recent publications are the books "Contra la doctrina de shock digital", written with Jorge Riechmann and published by CDC and "Técnica y tecnología. Como conversar con un tecnófilo", which was published in 2021 by the publishing house Taugenit.


During my stay at Faberllul I will continue my recent work on the implications of society’s digitalization in times of ecosocial collapse. Understanding technology as a political phenomenon, and therefore as non-neutral, I will try to systematize my reflections on the social, economic, political but also ecological and subjective-anthropological impacts of society and life’s digitalization. These reflections are intended to be sistematized in a book and will be put at the service of social movements in order to open a debate: are digitalization and social emancipation compatible?

A refuge for reflection

The weeks when I have had the privilege of enjoying the Faber residency that the government of Andorra has made available to me have been simply superb. On the one hand, because the friendliness of the host team and the quality of the facilities have allowed me to feel at home and to be able to carry out all those tasks that always seem to get postponed for a quieter moment in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Time and tranquillity is precisely what I have been able to find during this time. Enough time to do some reading, go over manuscripts and simply take a break from the hectic pace of daily life.

In addition, for all those mountain lovers, the Faber residency allows you to do all of the above in an unbeatable setting. With big peaks overlooking you as you go about your daily work, trips to the forest or hikes in the Pyrenees have been the perfect complement to the many hours of intense work and concentration. The possibility, in just a few hours, of being able to sit and enjoy high altitude lakes sheltered by the high walls of ancient glacial valleys has been the perfect complement to the work carried out in the shelter of the residency.

It is therefore a recommendable experience and is in fact one that I have already recommended to many friends and acquaintances. A small oasis of tranquillity where projects can begin to flourish, warmed by the sun of the Pyrenees.

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