Curating Resistance: Punk as Archival Method

February 9 - 10, 2018

University of California, Los Angeles

This two-day event, hosted by the UCLA Center for Musical Humanities, focuses on the interstices of punk and archive, using both as method, so as to push the boundaries of these three terms and practices. The conference focuses on documenting punk musicality, how sound repertoires and archival practices can give shape to the lived contours of diversity across scale, from the local to transnational, and what this means in terms of empowerment for research and endeavors that destabilize this colonial history of the academy. Punk as archival method curates resistance by contributing to these larger conversations via the possibilities of musical subcultures’ collaborative systemic interruptions.

This conference is free,  advance registration required:

Eventbrite Registration for Conference

Eventbrite Registration for Friday Concert

Keynote Speaker Flyer (PDF)

Conference Program (PDF), updated 2/7/18. Please also visit the Conference Facebook page for updates.

Presenter Bios


Friday evening concert is free and open to the public, advance registration required.

If you plan to attend the conference and the concert, please make sure to register for both events.

Click Here for Eventbrite Registration for Friday Evening Concert in Ackerman Grand Ballroom




Hotel Accommodations

On Campus Hotels:

UCLA Luskin Conference Center

UCLA Guest House

Off Campus Hotels within 5 miles of UCLA:

Hilgard House Hotel and Suites  

Holiday Inn Express, Century City  

Holiday Inn Express, West Los Angeles  

Hotel Angeleno  

Hotel Palomar  

Royal Palace Westwood Hotel 

Parking Information and Campus Maps

Parking rates and further information

Overview map of campus with parking structures highlighted (yellow) PDF   
-Most convenient parking structures for conference attendance are Structures 4 and 5 (PLEASE NOTE: Structure 5 is under construction and only handicap parking is available at currently). Please visit a parking kiosk if there are any issues. If you purchase a parking pass from a parking kiosk instead of a Pay-by-Space station, cash is the only accepted method of payment.

Map highlighting locations and restaurants (PDF)

List of restaurants on and near campus (PDF)

Maps to Ackerman Grand Ballroom
From Charles E. Young Research Library to Ackerman Grand Ballroom with pictures (PDF)
Overview map from Charles E. Young Research Library to Ackerman Grand Ballroom (JPEG)

From Royce Hall to Ackerman Grand Ballroom (PDF)
Overview map from Royce Hall to Ackerman Grand Ballroom (JPEG)


Interested in volunteering for this event? Please fill out this form.

Send email inquiries to Jessica Schwartz, conference organizer and program committee chair, at, and Candace Hansen, conference and program logistics/community outreach, at

 Download PDF Call for Papers (deadline passed)