Revisiting Residencies

Around 230 authors and translators have taken the opportunity to immerse themselves in new literary landscapes with the support of TRADUKI. In this series, we invite them to share with us their experiences of their residency stays.

To date there are two digital essays in this series.

Discover the worlds of Sofia & Bucharest!

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REVISITING RESIDENCIES

In 2020, many of our residency programmes had to come to an unexpected halt. Nevertheless, we wanted to find a way to keep the “residency” spirit alive and build on the residencies that have already taken place. In the second half of 2019, the Slovenian poet Uroš Prah and the Bulgarian translator Hristo Boev had residencies in Bucharest. Both guests enjoyed their time in the Romanian metropolis and got inspired by what they saw and experienced.

In October 2020, we launched the digital essay Revisiting Bucharest. In the essay, Uroš Prah presented texts and photographs from (and inspired by) his stay in the Romanian capital. We enjoyed it so much that this year we decided to invite another set of authors and translators to share their experiences of their residency stays with us. Et voilà: Revisiting Residencies was born!