This collection of essays moves beyond conventional understandings of squatting, to investigate squatting's history in Europe over the past 40 years. With historical comparisons and analysis of squatting in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, and England. The authors explore the diverse, radical, and often controversial nature of squatting.
Amidst the proliferation of post-political banter, it is refreshing to see the time-tested politics of pre-figurative direct action being taken so seriously. This is a must-read for anybody who wants to better understand how the politics of squatting offers a set of transformative strategies for creating a more egalitarian world.
Nik Heynen, University of Georgia