[EN] Making Room: Cultural Production in Occupied Spaces

Making Room: Cultural Production in Occupied Spaces

Edited by Alan W. Moore and Alan Smart
Designed by Other Forms
Co-published by Journal of Aesthetics & Protest and Other Forms

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Paperback now available.

EU – 20.00 €
USA – $24 dollars + $4.50 shipping worldwide.
354 Pages, black and white with color cover.
Published with help of the SQeK group.

Pdf available here (it’s a large file, 20mb+ so not hosted here)

What´s inside that bolted door? It´s the great unanswered question of a society with no imagination. Squatters pick a lock, or more likely slip in through an open window. What matters are the worlds they create after entering. A life withdrawn from rent, from saged labor, from bureaucratic control, is a rare chance to experiment with the possibilities and perils of existence. From Metelkova to Macao, from Cultures of Resistance to Cultures of Persistence, let this book be your open window to the decrepit or elegant ruins of capital, which wome intrepid people call home.
Brian Holmes

The book was presented in May at the Barcelona conference of the SqEK group. Many authors were present. Activities of the conference are, and will be uploaded here.


Preface — Miguel Ángel Martínez López

Whether You Like It or Not — Alan W. Moore

Beneath the Bored Walk, the Beach — Stevphen Shukaitis

Mental Prototypes and Monster Institutions: Some Notes by Way of an Introduction — Universidad Nómada

Squatting For Justice: Bringing Life To The City — Miguel Ángel Martínez López


Creativity and the Capitalist City — Tino Buchholz

The Autonomous Zone (de Vrije Ruimte) — Vincent Boschma

Squatting and Media: An Interview With Geert Lovink by Alan Smart

The Emerging Network of Temporary Autonomous Zones (TAZ)

Aja Waalwijk


Christiania: How They Do It and for How Long — Jordan Zinovich

Christiania Art and Culture — Britta Lillesøe, Christiania Cultural Association

Bolsjefabrikken: Autonomous Culture in Copenhagen — Tina Steiger

On the Youth House Protests and the Situation in Copenhagen — Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen


Partisan Notes Towards a History of UK Squatting (1980 – the Present) — x-Chris

‘Our Enemy is Dreamless Sleep!’ – on the Cultic Creation of an Autonomous Network — Kasper Opstrup


We Don´t Need No Landlords… Squatting in Germany From 1970 to the Present — Azomozox

Autonomy! == Ashley Dawson

Stutti — Sarah Lewison

Regenbogen Fabrik – the Rainbow Factory — Alan W. Moore

A Stay At The Rote Insel In Berlin — Alan W. Moore

Gender and Squatting in Germany Since 1968 — Azomozox

Gängeviertel, Hamburg — Nina Fraeser

Activism and Camping in Documenta 10, 11 and 13 —

Julia Ramírez Blanco

The City For All! The Appropriation of Space and the Communication of Protest — Tobias Morawski


Centri Sociali (Social Centers) in Italy — Eliseo Fucolti

Not Only Liberated Spaces: Italian Social Centres as Social Movement and Protest Actors — Gianni Piazza

Teatro Valle, Rome — Assembly of Teatro Valle

Telestreet: Pirate Proxivision — Patrick Nagle

MACAO: Establishing Conflicts Towards a New Institution —

Emanuele Braga


Situationism and its Influence on French Anarchist Squats —

Margot Verdier

Emergence and Institutional Recognition of Artistic Squats in Paris

Vincent Prieur

Paris: With the Artists of La Générale en Manufacture on Their Terrace… — Alan Moore

UX — Jon Lackman

Vive La Miroiterie: A Preemptive Elegy — Jacqueline Feldman


Urban Movements and Paradoxical Utopianisms —

Miguel Angel Martínez López

Managing the Image: Squats and Alternative Media in Madrid (2000-2013) — Julia Lledin

Ciclocostura: From the Engine to the Body, Collaborative DIY Textile Crafting — Elisabeth Lorenzi

¡Porque sin Nosotras No Se Mueve el Mundo! La Esclavitud se Acabó (Without us, the World Does Not Move. Slavery is Over.)

Julia Lledin

Patio Maravillas’ Anti-gentrification Campaign against the TriBall Group — Stephen Luis Vilaseca

Málaga’s “La Casa Invisible” — La Casa Invisible

The Wall Poem — Stephen Luis Vilaseca


Puerto Rican Occupations in New York City — Alan W. Moore and Yasmin Ramirez

Fake Tabloid Headlines — Gregory Lehmann

Squatting as an Alternative to Counter Migrant Exclusion

Sutapa Chattopadhyay

Metelkova, mon Amour: Reflections on the (Non-)Culture of Squatting — Jasna Babic

The Universal Embassy: A Place Open to the World —

Tristan Wibault


Squatting, Mainstream Media Discourses and Identity — Galvao Debelle dos Santos and E.T.C. Dee

Fair Trade Music — Spencer Sunshine

Hacklabs and Squats: Engineering Counter-Culture in Autonomous Spaces — Maxigas

Squatting in Media/ Media in Squatting — mujinga

Pdf available here (it’s a large file, 20mb+ so not hosted here)

The book was presented in May at the Barcelona conference of the SqEK group. Many authors were present. Activities of the conference are, and will be uploaded on the conference website.

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