Themes

The KISMIF Convenors welcome abstracts pertaining to the following topics, taking into account the KISMIF 2022 theme – DIY Cultures, Sustainability and Artistic Ecosystems:

    • New spheres/platforms/processes/locations of cultural, artistic and musical production through the use of cutting-edge digital technologies
    • Developments in social theory around artistic ecosystems, art worlds, music fields, artistic fields and local/trans-local/virtual music scenes
    • Interdisciplinary environments, atmospheres, sounds and perceptions around music and DIY cultures: music in cities, musical cities, and post-musical cities
    • Musical-artistic-cultural ecosystems and ecologies from the North to the Global South
    • Theoretical and methodological challenges/dilemmas in investigating artistic and cultural differences in different ecosystems around the world
    • Sustainable spaces/venues and music-artistic consumption in a time of climate challenges
    • Subcultures, post-subcultures, scenes, post-scenes, musical-artistic-cultural ecosystems and ecologies from North to Global South
    • The role/importance of social spaces/locations/territories in alternative music scenes and DIY cultures at local, trans-local and virtual levels
    • Peripheral and/or rural music-artistic-cultural scenes, economic development, social value, empowerment and social justice
    • Post colonialism, decolonisation, transglobal art and music scenes and citizenship
    • New artistic and musical productions and intermediations that support social/spatial justice and environmental sustainability
    • Re-evaluation of the social, cultural and economic values of music, arts and culture
    • Cities, ecosystems and contemporary countercultural resistance/resilience in social, musical and artistic practices
    • City, aesthetics and gentrification: resistance to gentrification and the role of music-art scenes
    • Transitions towards sustainability in DIY youth scenes and new sustainable DIY (sub)cultures
    • ‘Green’ art-cultural movements that seek to improve the lives of local communities, combat environmental challenges, and promote sustainable development
    • Music, arts, green movements, green concerns and environmental activism
    • Urban micro-economies, DIY careers and the evolution of music mediation processes
    • Digital markets and non-fungible token (NTF) trading: overviews and challenges for a sustainable economy based on creative contents
    • Cultures and arts of sustainability and their relationship with resilience processes aimed at preserving diversity (social systems, ecosystems, and digital technologies, among others)
    • Gender, migration, diasporas, refugees, artistic/musical movements and cultural dimensions of inclusion and sustainability
    • The sociological forms of contemporary migrations and their relationship with artistic spaces and cultures of resistance
    • Undoing the gender(s): subjectivities, (cis)temic rupture and contemporary artistic-musical manifestations
    • Pedagogies and interventions based on artistic/musical DIY and socio-ethnic justice
    • ‘The old world agonises, a new world is slow to be born, and in this light-dark monsters appear’: totalitarianisms and the role of youth cultures and the arts in the constitution of (r)existences
    • Artivisms, DIY, post-contemporary art, and alternative systems of decolonial artistic-musical-cultural production: rethinking culture in the Anthropocene
    • Music, fashion, art, film, and literature as resilient symbolic fields: imagining possible futures
    • New local, regional and virtual social movements and emerging artivists processes
    • Cultural heritage, (post-)cultural and creative industries, memories, and archives and decolonial vision: strategies for artistic, musical and cultural development, historical reparation and community sustainability
    • Protection of cultural, artistic, and musical artefacts and assets from anthropogenic threats
    • Digital arts, artistic co-creation and extended dynamics of musical-artistic and cultural participation involving stakeholders, social innovators and citizens
    • Arts, inclusion, music, wellbeing, mental health, and quality of life
    • Ecological, political, socio-political, collective and individual climates and their respective impacts on artistic-musical creation
    • Impacts of the pandemic on musical and artistic ecosystems in the Global North and South.
    • DIY cultures in times of global climate crisis
    • Lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis for sustainable post-crisis management of society
    • Festivals, events and the festivalisation of culture in a post-pandemic context
    • Utopias, post-utopias, dystopias and public policies for creativity, arts, culture and music
    • Challenges and imagined futures in the design of policies for arts, culture and music in the post-pandemic
    • Arts-based-research and cultural policies in the Global North and South actively interfacing with communities, local, regional, or national authorities and sectoral social partners
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