Ecos do Castelo

Ecos do Castelo is a research project on the collective memories of Lisbon’s Castelo neigbourhood conducted by Rita Barreto Correia for her master theses in audiovisual anthropology at NOVA FCSH.

The research consisted of a long-term immersion in the daily life of the neighbourhood during and after the COVID-19 pandemic in order to create trust among the residents that would enable the activation of the memories of a neighbourhood that has become Lisbon’s main tourist attraction.

In addition to ethnographic interviews, the recollection of life stories and audiovisual records of everyday life in the neighbourhood, Rita created various gathering spaces at the Grupo Desportivo do Castelo for local residents to talk about the Castelo and its transformation.

This collaborative work culminated in the development of the community radio project Rádio Pavão.