KISMIF Conference 2020

Themes KISMIF Conference 2018

The conference convenors welcome abstracts pertaining to the following topics, taking into account the KISMIF 2018 themesgender, differences, identities and its relations with DIY cultures:

  •  The role/importance of gendered spaces/places/territories in underground music scenes and DIY cultures at the local, translocal 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, queer, LGBT.
  • New artistic and musical productions and intermediations in favor of spatial justice and gender equality.
  • The role of gender in local, translocal and virtual mechanisms of production, intermediation and musical consumption.
  • Developments in social theory around the gendered art worlds, musical fields, artistic fields, local/translocal/virtual music scenes.
  • Gender, memory, historicity, genealogy and diachrony of music/artistic scenes.
  • Subcultures, post-subcultures, tribes, neo-tribes and gender.
  • Heritage, retromania and local/translocal/virtual DIY archives.
  • Theoretical and methodological challenges/dilemmas in the research of artistic differences.
  • Urban micro-economies, DIY careers and gender: alternative forms of musical, artistic and cultural entrepreneurship.
  • Pedagogies and interventions based on artistic/musical DIY and social justice.
  • Music scenes and (sub)cultures, ageing, ethnicity and development.
  • City and aesthetics: musical and artistic styles and aesthetic transformations.
  • Urban spaces 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.
  • Ethnicities, creative, musical and artistic roots and hybridity.
  • Post-colonialism, transglobal artistic and musical scenes and citizenship.



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