Squatting in East and West Europe
13 June 2016, 12:00 am
13 June 2016
A workshop for graduate students, postgrads and established scholars on patterns of squatting in western and eastern Europe.
By invitation, but some spaces still available. Register your interest with Udo Grashoff.
In Western Europe squatting is often perceived as part of the 'new social movements' that have grown up since the Sixties. In this workshop, the West European pattern (if there is one) will be confronted with examples from the other side of the 'Iron Curtain'. Why and how was informal housing possible in the Soviet bloc? So far, we know very little about this subject; indeed, it is often assumed that there was practically no squatting in communist dictatorships. This workshop will collect knowledge, and identify research gaps regarding Eastern Europe, so as to open up new perspectives by East-West comparisons.
|Hans Pruijt: Using a typology of squatting projects|
|E.T.C. Dee: Hidden histories of squatting in Rotterdam|
|Thomas Aguilera: Division but survival of the squatting movement(s) in Paris|
|Tatiana Golova: Squatting in Leningrad/St. Petersburg as an informal housing practice|
|Georgia Wells: The 'Wild' Warsaw. Informal, illegal and semi-legal house construction under socialism|
|Jakob Warnecke: Illegal housing and poverty in Potsdam before/after 1990|
|Anna Ross: Inhabiting the Local. Photographing Neighbourhoods in the Post-War Germanies, 1970-1985|
|Mariya Ivancheva: Roma housing in (post)-socialist Sofia|
|Mariya Ivancheva and Stefan Krastev: Eyes wide shut. The role of the state in practices of occupation in Sofia and Caracas|
This workshop is funded under the European Institute's Small Grants Scheme.