Raquel Castro is a researcher, director and curator. Founder and director of the Lisboa Soa sound art festival and the international symposium Invisible Places. She is an integrated researcher at the Centre for Research in Applied Communication, Culture and New Technologies and is currently teaching at Lusófona University, in Lisbon. Her activities as a researcher and curator have resulted in different documentaries, such as Soundwalkers (2008) and SOA (2020), where interviews, sound art and sonic ambiances combine to broaden awareness of sound. In 2022, Castro founded the association Sonora, which creates and produces transdisciplinary projects at the intersection of art, science, ecology and sound.
Raquel was selected by open call to curate the Sounds Now project “Sound Art in Public Spaces”. Stretching over 2 years, the project will bring the audience to public spaces in five European cities and create an auditory experience that provokes human engagement towards the environment and one another. Sound installations from various artists will enable new perceptions of public spaces and create awareness towards the need for change on a societal level.
The first installations will be presented this fall at SN partner festivals Wilde Westen and November Music. Keep checking back here as we’ll keep you posted on the concept, artists and works as we lead up to both events!