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Keep It Simple, Make It Fast! Underground music scenes and DIY cultures

Guns of Brixton


8-11 July 2014
Faculdade de Letras Universidade do Porto & Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal

KISMIF Convenors: Andy Bennett and Paula Guerra.

KISMIF Conference Organizing Committee: Andy Bennett, Augusto Santos Silva, Carles Feixa, José Machado Pais, Luís Fernandes, Manuel Loff, Paula Abreu, Paula Guerra, Pedro Costa and Rui Telmo Gomes.

KISMIF Executive Commission: Ana Oliveira, João Queirós, Paula Abreu, Paula Guerra, Pedro Quintela, Rui Telmo Gomes, Tânia Moreira, Teresa Velásquez and Vítor Massa.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Andy Bennett (Griffith University, AU)
Augusto Santos Silva (University of Porto, PT)
Carles Feixa (University of Lleida, SP)
George McKay (University of Salford, UK)
Nick Crossley (University of Manchester, UK)
Paula Guerra (University of Porto, PT)
Will Straw (McGill University, CAN)


The KISMIF Convenors hereby announces its “Keep It Simple, Make It Fast! (KISMIF) Underground music scenes and DIY cultures” Conference which will take place in Porto from 9 July to 11 July 2014. The organisation of the KISMIF Conference will be undertaken by the Research Project Keep It Simple, Make It Fast! (PTDC/CS-SOC/118830/2010). The Call for Papers of this Conference is open for presentations to all core areas of sociology, social sciences and also design, illustration, visual arts and performing arts. The KISMIF Convenors inviting experienced and young scholars from various disciplines to participate in the KISMIF Conference. This is the first scientific event to be held in Portugal and in the European framework concerning this subject. Underground music scenes have long been associated with strong DIY (do-it-yourself) cultural practices. Therefore, in a sociological reflection, though open to all other social sciences, we intend to discuss the importance of the musical and artistic underground practices in the contemporary society for its volatility but also undeniable importance in the urban youth cultures. The urban music cultures concerning the underground are still regarded as illegitimate objects of analysis in the more vast contemporary social theory framework. Yet they play a central role in the functioning of the musical (post)industry and in the emerging digital media landscape. It is also our intention to clarify and highlight musical scenes that pierce contemporary cities and give them rhythm, but also specific forms of identity and cultural and artistic heritage. This three-day conference, explores the contemporary landscape of urban underground music scenes and DIY cultures in a global context. The Coordination of KISMIF Conference is planning a cultural program related to structuring theme of the Conference in the unique setting of Casa da Música and Oporto city.



Book of Abstracts

Full Papers Guidelines (book of proceedings)

Book of Proceedings



CFP Journal Cidades Comunidades e Territórios


Important Dates
Abstracts submission (final version): until Sunday, 20 April 2014.
Early Bird registration deadline: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Registration deadline for paper submitters: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Preliminary Programme: Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Papers submission (preliminary version): until Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Late registration deadline: Sunday, 15 June 2014
Papers submission (final version): until Friday, 15 August 2014
Articles submission to CFP Cidades Comunidades e Territórios: Friday, 31 October 2014
Final version of book of abstracts: Saturday, 15 November 2014
Book of proceedings: Sunday, 30 November 2014
Edited Book: to be announced


Organizers: Project “Keep it simple, make it fast! Prolegómenos e cenas punk, um caminho para a contemporaneidade portuguesa (1977-2012) (PTDC/CS-SOC/118830/2010)” and Institute of Sociology – University of Porto (IS-UP).

Co-organizers: Centro de Estudos sobre a Mudança Socioeconómica e o Território (DINÂMIA’CET – IUL); Centro de Estudos de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território (CEGOT); Centro de Estudos Sociais (CES-UC); Instituto Politécnico de Tomar (IPT); Griffith Centre for Cultural Research – Griffith University (GCCR-GU).

With support of: Fundação para a a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT); Programa Operacional Fatores de Competitividade (COMPETE); Quadro de Referência Estratégica Nacional (QREN); União Europeia; Governo Portugal; Reitoria da Universidade do Porto; Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto (FLUP); Casa da Música; Eventqualia; Vitalis; Buondi; Raposeira; Turismo do Porto e Norte de Portugal; Associação de Turismo do Porto (O!porto!); Oportonity; Porto Cruz; Longa Vida; Viarco; Plano B; Dama Aflita; Matéria Prima; Universidad Lleida; Rede Bibliotecas BLX; Ferbar; Signa; Restaurante Mercearia; Bar Ponte de Pênsil; Hoteis Fénix; Preguiça Magazine.



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