A Different Kind of Tension
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Keep it Simple, Make it Fast! (KISMIF) is a research project that aims to analyse punk manifestations in Portugal since its origins (1977-2012).

KISMIF is supported by the Fundação para a Ciência Tecnologia (FCT) and is being developed in the Sociology Institute of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto (IS|UP), in a partnership with the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research (GCCR), the Universitat de Lleida (UdL), the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto (FEP), the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra (FEUC), the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Porto (FPCE), Lisbon Municipal Libraries (BLX), Raging Planet and the Anoise Records.

KISMIF’s approach is transdisciplinary (Anthropology, History, Psychology, Communication, Journalism and Sociology) and deals with different time and space frames, in both synchronic and diachronic manners, in order to unveil the curtains that hide this barely visible and complex research object.

KISMIF’s approach privileges not only a dialogue between punk’s production and reception with the axial structure of the Portuguese urban culture: it also intends to conceptualize the music phenomenon both as one the most ancient, universal and important ways of communicating and as an important tool for the definition of community identity.

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