case studies

To understand the relationship between tourism and the urban acoustic space the project will consider two levels of analysis:

1) Urban policy and city planning:

  • territorial and sensory branding
  • noise regulations
  • music policies and strategies (i.e. Lisbon as a “music city”)

2) The everyday urban experience of city dwellers and visitors.

  • sensory engagement with the built environment

It is precisely in the interplay between the urban space as it is conceived by city planners and urban designers and the sensory engagement of city dwellers with the built environment that urban ambiances emerge. We will try to find answers to such questions through a series of ethnographic case studies that will explore Lisbon’s most contested tourist hotspots and sounded practices.