Collective residencies / Let's consider borderlands / Olot


From Tuesday, 7 June 2022 to Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Teacher and writer
Barcelona (Catalonia)


Marta Soldado graduated in History and Comparative Literature and works as a language, history and philosophy secondary school teacher in Barcelona. She has published the novel "The happiness of a roasted chicken" (L'Altra Editorial, 2018), the essay chapter "The Angel of Nostalgia Trapped Between East and West" in the collective book ""Reinventing Eastern Europe: Imaginaries, Identities and Transformations" (2019) and the literary chronicle "El cap i la cua del drac" (Comanegra, 2022). Cities and their imaginaries, animals and the messing of geographic coordinates make up much of her literary and life journey.


I am interested in thinking of borders as changing states of mind that have to do with spatial and temporal dimensions at the same time. I have devoted some thought to the East/West paradigm in the European scenario and I have also written about the obsession with the westernization of the Asian world in my literary chronicle of Vietnam. I would like to reflect further on these issues in my next literary project, where the movement of people across borders can bring about the violence and excessive history they entail.

The residence at Faber Llull in Olot has been an oasis where the environment, people and readings have converged on some stimulating days full of sharing and working with a very special energy. The other residents have turned out to be exceptional people with whom to laugh, walk around and exchange their own research, shared references and universes and glances at the many boundaries we have raised together these days. With each presentation, debate and dinner, I felt that we enriched our own worlds and were inspired to be able to continue working in writing, reading and artistic creation.

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