Squash Callout – History Of Squatting Posts


The Squatter’s Action for Secure Homes internet blog  working group want
to do a series of posts on ‘the history of squatting’ 

idea is to do regular posts on a different aspect of squatting’s past. We want
this representation of history to be as multilinear and diverse as the
squatting movements have been. So if you know about, were there, or would like
to do some research about a particular thread of this history, and can write
something for this series that would be great. From the (medieval?) myth of the
one night cottage that would spring up on common land, the diggers (st. georges
hill is now a gated community), post war ex army people squatting the barracks,
to the history of particular streets or squats, to the relationship between
squatting and other housing movements and reform, squatting’s relationship to
particular music or art scenes, its relationship to particular eras of urban
change. I guess we would really like to tease out some of the more hidden
histories, maybe the role it’s played for particular immigrant communities, and
so on… The plan is to illustrate all the contributions and post them as
regularly as possible on the blog, and so creating an archive of all of them.
please forward this invitation to anyone you think would be interested, or has
special knowledge about some part of squatting…


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