Fanposium puts spotlight on Swifties


Last Sunday, RMIT had the pleasure of hosting the Taylor Swift Fanposium at The Capitol, in partnership with the University of Melbourne’s Swiftposium.

The free event, organised by RMIT’s Social Change Enabling Impact Platform and RMIT’s newly launched Music Industry Research Collective, was open to everyone – from academics to diehard Swifties who wanted to understand more about Swift’s rise.

The fan experience was at the forefront of the Fanposium.

The afternoon featured presentations by avid fans from countries across the globe, including Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Hong Kong, who shared what being a Swiftie means to them.

A standout was Jasmine, an undergraduate student from New Zealand, who spoke about Swift’s storytelling genius, how her songs normalise mental health struggles, and how young people use social media to identify with her lyrics.

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