Squatting Europe Kollectiv (SQEK)
on Autonomous Housing and Squatting Initiatives
Who: Miguel Martinez (Madrid, Spain), Elisabeth Lorenzi (Madrid, Spain), Hans Pruijt (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Gianni Piazza (Sicily), Eliseo Fucolti (Rome, Italy), Thomas Aguilera (Paris, France), Lucy Finchett-Maddock (United Kingdom), Lynn Owens (Amsterdam), Alan W. Moore (United States)
Monday, February 27nd, 6.30-8.30pm
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, NY NY 10016
This event is free and open to the public (bring a photo ID for building admission)!
A collective of activist researchers from the European squatting movement are gathering in New York City. They will be at CUNY to meet with students and faculty and speak about the decades-old movements of squatting and building occupations in their respective countries. Generations of activists have participated in occupations of vacant buildings in Europe, beginning in the 1970s. With the worldwide rise of the Occupy movement, the deep reservoir of experience within the movements of political squatting have becomesuddenly significant. In two events at CUNY, these scholars and activists will share their methods for collective, participatory, interdisciplinary research and their knowledge of the history and present practices of squatting in Europe
Note: From 2-5 PM, in Room 5409, SQEK members will have an open meeting to discuss their research projects and approaches with interested students and the public.