In this episode we take a moment to talk about how a squat is, well, squatted and the everyday life of living in one. We also look into the reasons why so many were, and still are, attracted to this type of living and the lessons that can be learned for society in general.
We also sit down with someone who currently lives in a former squat turned community building and talk about why it’s so much better than living in a normal apartment.
\IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN EXPLORING FORMER SQUATS
\Tommy Weisbecker Haus
\NewYorck im Bethanien
\ FURTHER READING AND EXPLORING
\amazing book we love - Vasudevan, A., (2015), “Metropolitan Preoccupations: The Spatial Politics of Squatting in Berlin”, Wiley-Blackwell
\azozomox and Kuhn, A. “The History and Cycles of Squatting in Berlin (1969–2016)
\Martínez López, M. (2017), “The Urban Politics of Squatters' Movements”, Palgrave Macmillan US, The Pennsylvania University Press
\our favorite map - berlin-besetzt
\Great place to follow the events in many former squats- radar.squat
\ Marc Weiser under the name Arurmukha, off the album – 14·11·90 - Ein Akustisches Psychogramm (and at: https://soundcloud.com/karlrecords/arurmukha-schwarzer-montag) where each song was created from field recordings recorded at the eviction of Mainzer strasse, which is pretty cool.
\One Man Symphony
and Cody’s experimental music.