The City Is Ours
Squatting and Autonomous Movements in Europe from the 1970s to the Present
van der Steen, Bart; Katzeff, Ask; van Hoogenhuijze, Leendert eds.
Publisher: PM Press
Year Published: 2014
Pages: 336pp ISBN: 978-1-60486-683-4
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX21170
Through the compilation of the local movement histories of eight different cities, including Amsterdam and Berlin, along with underdocumented cities such as Poznan and Athens, the City Is Ours paints a broad and complex picture of Europe's squatting and autonomous movements.
Publisher's Description: Each chapter focuses on one city and provides a clear chronological narrative and analysis accompanied by photographs and illustrations. The chapters focus on the most important events and developments in the history of these movements. Furthermore, they identify the specificities of the local movements and deal with issues such as the relation between politics and subculture, generational shifts, the role of confrontation and violence, and changes in political tactics.