KISMIF Summer School

Gettin’ Underground Together!

13-14 July 2015

Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto, Portugal


KISMIF Convenors:
Andy Bennett e Paula Guerra.

KISMIF Scientific Committee:
Alastair Gordon, Andy Bennett, Augusto Santos Silva, Carles Feixa, Heitor Alvelos, Jeder Janotti Jr., João Queirós, José Machado Pais, Júlio Dolbeth, Luís FernandesManuel Loff, Matt Worley, Mike Dines, Paula Abreu, Paula Guerra, Paulo Cunha e SilvaPedro Costa, Rui Telmo Gomes and Will Straw.

KISMIF Executive Committee:
Ana Oliveira, Ana Raposo, Esgar Acelerado, Gil Fesch, Guilherme Blanc, João Queirós, Marcos Farrajota, Paula Abreu, Paula Guerra, Pedro Costa, Pedro Miguel Ferreira, Pedro Quintela, Ricardo Salazar, Rui Telmo Gomes, Tânia Moreira, Vítor Massa.


Guest Speakers confirmed:

Alastair Gordon
Andy Bennett
Carles Feixa
François Ribac
Jeder Janotti Jr.
Mike Dines
Paula Guerra
Pedro Costa
Ross Haenfler


The KISMIF Conference 2015 will be preceded by a two-day Summer School entitled Gettin’ Underground Together!.

The Summer School Gettin’ Underground Together! will offer an opportunity for all students (bachelor, master, doctorate, postdoctoral students), including those staying on for the conference, to attend specialist master classes and discuss their research work in seminars led by top academics in the field. It is also the possibility of deepening both theoretical and methodological questions in both proximity and dialogue with some of the main world references of the urban musical scenes.

The Summer School Gettin’ Underground Together! will be a fruitful space for ideas and discussions. Here, students will have the opportunity to discuss more deeply their research work in seminars always led by top academics in the field.


This Summer School is the result of a series of developed works in the last decade within the framework of social sciences, namely Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Arts, Sociology of Youth, Urban Sociology, Sociology of Music, Cultural Economics, Urban Studies and Urban Planning. Hence, it is important to understand the importance, functioning, process, the agents, characteristics, genres and subgenres of the current urban music scenes. The music scenes invite us to map the territory of the city in new ways while, at the same time, defining types of activities whose relationship with the territory is not easily expressed. There exists a contradiction between the growing visibility of the urban music scenes and its persistent illegitimacy as a sociological object of investigation (and also in social sciences, in a broader sense). Such a contradiction is a research challenge to pursuit. This will lead to an insightful debate about its mains aspects and structuring guidelines.



We welcome proposals discussing the crossing borders of underground music scenes from the standpoint of the following work sessions, amongst others:
• Genealogy of underground music scenes: local, global, translocal and affective
• Music scenes, memory, heritage and archives
• Music scenes, gender and aging
• Music scenes and DIY careers
• Music scenes, authenticity and independence
• Music scenes, youth cultures and subcultures
• Music scenes, political activism, resistance and new social movements
• Music scenes, aesthetics, bodies and affections
• Music scenes, punk scenes, fanzines, e-zines and comics
• Music scenes between the digital, the retro, the ephemera and the nostalgia
• Music scenes, production, mediation, consumption and fruition in the contemporaneity
• Music scenes, communities, identities and urban cultures
• Spatial organization and territorial structuring mechanisms of music scenes


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KISMIF (Portugal)
Institute of Sociology – University of Porto (IS-UP, Portugal)
Department of Culture – Porto Municipal Council (Portugal)

Griffith Centre for Cultural Research (GCCR – Griffith University, Australia)
Centre for Socioeconomic Change and Territorial Studies (DINÂMIA’CET – IUL, Portugal)
Centre for the Study of Geography and Spatial Planning (CEGOT, Portugal)
Centre for Social Studies – University of Coimbra (CES-UC, Portugal)
Polytechnic Institute of Tomar (IPT, Portugal)
University of Lleida (Spain)
Graduate Program in Communication of the Federal University of Pernambuco (PPGCOM-UFPE, Brazil)

With support of:
Regional Entity of Tourism of Porto and North of Portugal (ERTPNP, Portugal)
Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT, Portugal)
Faculty of Arts and Humanities – University of Porto (FLUP, Portugal)
University of Porto (UP, Portugal)
American Corners Portugal (EUA-Portugal)
Embassy of the United States (EUA)
Library of Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto (Portugal)
Casa da Música (Portugal)
Eventqualia (Portugal)
Chaputa Records (Portugal)
Bedeteca de Lisboa (Portugal)
Volume! (França)
Preguiça Magazine (Portugal)
Punk Scholars Network (PSN, United Kingdom)
The Interdisciplinary Network for the Study of Subcultures, Popular Music and Social Change (Subcultures Network, United Kingdom)
McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (Canadá)
Banco BIC (Portugal)
Vitalis (Portugal)
Buondi (Portugal)
Raposeira (Portugal)
Porto Cruz (Portugal)
Agência de Viagens Martins Soares (Portugal)
Anexo 82 (Portugal)
Matéria Prima (Portugal)
Galeria Dama Aflita (Portugal)
Plano B (Portugal)
Hotel Infante Sagres (Portugal)
Hotel da Música (Portugal)
Hotel do Teatro (Portugal)
Viarco (Portugal)
Bar Ponte Pensil (Portugal)


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