The Conference Convenors welcome abstracts pertaining to the following topics, taking into account the KISMIF 2020 theme –
DIY Cultures and Global Challenges:
- The role/importance of social spaces/places/territories in underground music scenes and DIY cultures at the local, trans-local and virtual level.
- Gender, migrations, diasporas, refugees and artistic and musical movements.
- Cities, space and contemporary countercultural resistance, social and artistic practices.
- Music scenes, new actors, new equalities: gender, immigrants and the unemployed.
- New artistic and musical productions and intermediations that support spatial justice and environmental stability.
- Transitions towards sustainability in the DIY scenes and new DIY sustainable (sub)cultures that re-think the traditional processes through the–social, economic and environmental–
- ‘Green’ movements aiming to improve local community life, fight environmental challenges and promote sustainable development, and their relationships with music/artistic scenes.
- The role of societal challenges, trans-local and virtual mechanisms of production, intermediation and musical consumption.
- Developments in social theory around the counter-hegemonic art worlds, musical fields, artistic fields, local/trans-local/virtual music scenes.
Humanitarian movements, instabilities and disasters, memory, historicity, genealogy and diachrony of music/artistic scenes.
- Subcultures, post-subcultures, tribes, neo-tribes and aging.
Heritage, retromania and local/trans-local/virtual DIY archives and community development.
- Theoretical and methodological challenges/dilemmas in the research of artistic differences all over the world.
- Urban micro-economies, DIY careers and inequalities: alternative forms of musical, artistic and cultural entrepreneurship.
- Pedagogies and interventions based on artistic/musical DIY and socioethnic justice.
- Music scenes and (sub)cultures, ageing, ethnicity and development.
- City, aesthetics and gentrification:
- Crisis, protest songs and new dynamics of social inclusion through music and underground artistic practices and DIY.
- Spaces, places and the festivalization of culture, music, underground and DIY practices.
- Peripheral music and artistic scenes, empowerment and social justice.
- Post-colonialism, decolonisation, transglobal artistic and musical scenes and citizenship.
- Arts-based research, cultural policies: global North and global South.