Architecture of Appropriation: On squatting as spatial practice

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Edited by René Boer, Marina Otero Verzier and Katia Truijen
English
Published in: 2020
396 pages
17 x 24 cm
Publisher: Het Nieuwe Instituut
ISBN 9789083015200

 

The squatting movement in the Netherlands has played a major role in the design of both the urban fabric and domestic interior, and continues to offer alternatives to the dominant, market-oriented housing policies. This book acknowledges squatting as an architectural practice, analysing six locations through drawings, interviews, and archival material to create a record of past and current struggles, spaces, and oral histories, thereby forming the basis for a new governmental acquisition policy. It brings together the expertise of the squatting movement with architects, archivists, scholars, and lawyers in order to discuss approaches to what are often criminalised spatial practices.