Through a grant made available by the NSW Government through Create NSW, I was recently able to participate in the Sound System Outernational conference at L’Orientale University of Naples, which was 4 days dedicated to the Global Sound System Culture, featuring International & Local Speakers & Performers, Conference Talks, Film Screenings, Workshops, Exhibitions and Sound System sessions scattered thrughout the beautiful city of Naples, Italy. It was an amazing opportunity to connect with colleagues and meet new academics and practitioners. The talks and events were spread out amongst some the cities most beautiful locations and vibrant street culture which added to the experience. Academic participants from UK, Australia, USA, Jamaica, South America and Europe shared experiences and many touched upon the common theme that globally, Sound System Culture is being silenced through the effects of neoliberal urbanisation. Practitioners and artists demonstrated the community-building power of Sound System Culture through their various practices.
This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW