Individual residencies / Olot


From Wednesday, 6 March 2024 to Wednesday, 20 March 2024

Writer, linguistic and anthropologist


Nya (Italy) is a writer/linguistic/anthropologist who works between Italy, Spain and South America. Her ongoing investigation focuses on the vitality and threat of indigenous languages worldwide, especially in Paraguay and Mexico. She collaborates with universities and foundations as an independent researcher, working especially on the connections between extinction and contemporary issues. Her present work involves researching the oral heritage of some Mexican communities that are struggling against exploitation and eviction. She has translated and written several texts. She writes poetry and she is currently working on her first novel.


Nya is working on analyzing of some cultural and linguistic aspects of Zoque communities, in Mexico. The biodiversity and the richness of area produce both a special cultural flourishing as well as indiscriminate exploitation. In a halfway between anthropology, linguistics and philosophy, she would demonstrate how the aesthetic dimension of oral languages, is an important way for them to access to political roots, and simultaneously proposing a reflection on how the Occidental world of XXI century has not access anymore to them. Her goal is to use the residency period in Faberllull to organize some results of the research I have completed in recent years and start organizing a book.

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