SQUATTING IS A PART OF THE HOUSING MOVEMENT: PRACTICAL SQUATTING HISTORIES 1969 – 2019

‘Squatting Is A Part Of The Housing Movement’ – PRACTICAL SQUATTING HISTORIES 1969 – 2019

Squatting Part Cover

DOWNLOAD HERE (Paginated for printing as a booklet / Unpaginated for printing as a readable PDF)

MAYDAY BOOK DESIGNS FINAL UNPAGINATED APRIL 2019

MAYDAY BOOK DESIGNS FINAL PAGINATED APRIL 2019

 

ABOUT THIS BOOKLET:
This booklet comes out of the research residency ‘The Politics of Organised Squatting’ hosted by Mayday Rooms in London during 2018. The intention of the research was to look at how people have organised themselves as squatters creating basic infrastructures of use to the wider squatting movement. The full results of this research is in 3 full boxes in Mayday Rooms and some of it in this booklet produced in March 2019 for free distribution to the housing movement and to other readers. Over 300 printed copies were distributed to interested readers and parties, now it exists online as a PDF for your pleasure!

It’s very London-centric and with much from Southwark in South London probably because the writer was a squatter in Walworth for 10 years before getting a council home via the Hard To Let scheme.

Resources USEFUL WRITINGS ON SQUATTING
Squatting: The Real Story (1980). PDF online
No.1 Clapham Road – The Diary of A Squat, Jean Delarue, 1990
The UK Squatters Movement (1968 – 1980), Kesia Reeves, 2009 Online
‘Gay Times’: Identity, Locality, Memory, and the Brixton Squats in 1970s London, Matt Cook, 2011 Online
South London Women’s Hospital Occupation (1984-85), Roseanne Rabinowitz, 2013 Online
Partisan Notes Towards a History of Squatting In The UK (1980 – Present Day) x-Chris, 2014 Online
The Politics of The Crowbar: Squatting In London (1968 – 1977) Rowan Tallis Milligan, 2016 Online
Sisterhood and Squatting in 1970’s: Feminism and Urban Change in Hackney, Christine Wall, 2017 Online
• “We don’t have leaders! We’re doing it ourselves!”: squatting, feminism and built environment activism in 1970s London, Christine Wall, 2017 Online

 

SQUATTING IN THE ARCHIVES:

56a Infoshop 56 Crampton St, Walworth SE17 3AE
Large open-access radical archive, bookshop and place to meet people

Mayday Rooms 88 Fleet St, London EC4Y 1DH
Large accessible radical archive, meeting place and offices for cool groups

Bishopsgate Institute 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH
Large accessible library that hosts the excel- lent Advisory Service for Squatters archive

SQUATTING HELP
Advisory Service for Squatters     Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX Open: Mon to Fri 2-6pm Phone: 0203 216 0099
squatter.org.uk