Iñigo Sánchez Fuarros is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Insitute of Ethnomusicology and the Center for the Study of Music and Dance (INET-MD) at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He received his PhD in anthropology from the University of Barcelona (Spain) with a dissertation on the musical practices of the Cuban diaspora in Barcelona. His publications include the monograph ‘Cubaneando’ en Barcelona. Música, migración y experiencia urbana (CSIC, 2012), a special issue of the Revista d’Etnologia de Catalunya titled “Cultures urbanes contemporànies”, as well as various articles and book chapters. His current work focuses on the relationship between music, urban space, and gentrification in Lisbon. He is the editor of TRANS-Transcultural Music Review.
Mapping Out the Sounds of Urban Transformation: The Renewal of Mouraria's Quarter (2011-2013)
This project explores the role and significance of music in relation to the physical regeneration and marketing of Lisbon's Mouraria quarter. I am interested in analyzing how an intervention on the sonic environment can instigate profound changes in the meanings, functions and experiences of urban space. Conversely, I am also looking at how the reshaping of the milieu of sound can be a powerful tool in transforming the urban dynamics of the place.