KISMIF Conference

Latest posts


This entry was posted on 15 Jan 2016 in Practical Information and tagged .


© Rui Oliveira

The conference organizing committee welcomes abstracts pertaining to the following topics, taking into account the KISMIF Conference 2016 themes – underground music scenes, DIY cultures and their relationship with space:

  • The role/importance of space/ place/ territory in underground music scenes and DIY cultures
  • Music scenes, DIY, liminality and public spaces
  • Migrations, diasporas and identities: the role of music, DIY cultural practice and space through the world of individual and collective identities and differences
  • Gatekeeping mechanisms, reputation building and (de)territorialization of cultural and musical scenes
  • City and territory and contemporary countercultural resistance practices
  • City and aesthetics: musical and artistic styles and aesthetic tranformations
  • New artistic and musical productions and intermediation in the city and space
  • Territorial mechanisms of production, intermediation and musical consumption
  • Urban spaces and new dynamics of social inclusion through music and underground artistic practices and DIY
  • Developments in social theory around art worlds, musical fields, artistic fields, underground music scenes, DIY cultures
  • Memory, historicity, genealogy and diachrony of music scenes and art worlds from the post-war period to the present day
  • Subcultures, post-subcultures, tribes and neo-tribes: paradigms, tensions and reconceptualization
  • Heritage, retro-mania and DIY archives
  • Spaces, places and the festivalization of culture, music, underground and DIY practices
  • Theoretical and methodological challenges/dilemmas in music and DIY cultures research
  • Subcultures, tribes, neo-tribes and local, virtual and translocal underground scenes
  • Objects, simulacrum, simulations and music dematerialization and new directions of the (post) music industry
  • Contradictions and tensions between the underground and the mainstream
  • Urban micro-economies and DIY careers: alternative forms of musical, artistic and cultural entrepreneurship
  • (Re)sacralizations, deification, fans: new contours of relations with the arts, artists, stars and musicians
  • Pedagogies and interventions based on artistic and musical DIY
  • New social movements, music and other local, translocal and virtual artistic scenes


Conference Presentation | Important Dates | Instructions


Keynote Speakers | Summer School | Abstract Submission | Registration




KISMIF Conference 2016 - Aftermovie (17-22 July 2016)