Edited by René Boer,
Marina Otero Verzier,
Katía Truijen
Published by
Het Nieuwe Instituut
396 pages
17 x 24 cm
ISBN 9789083015200

Price: 128 lei

The squatting movement has played a major role in the design of the urban fabric and domestic interior, and continues to propose alternatives to dominant, market-oriented housing policies. Architecture of Appropriation. On Squatting as Spatial Practice acknowledges squatting as an architectural practice.

The publication analyzes six locations through architectural drawings, interviews, and archival material to build up a record of past and current struggles, spaces, and oral histories, forming the basis for a new acquisition policy for the State Archive for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning. The project brings the expertise of the squatting movement together with architects, archivists, scholars, and lawyers, to discuss approaches to the research, archival practices and representation of precarious, non-author-based, and often criminalized spatial practices in the institutional framework of an archive and museum.

The publication is edited in collaboration with the squatting communities of ADM, Landbouwbelang, Plantage Dok, Poortgebouw, Vluchtmaat and Wijde Heisteeg 7