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09:00 - 18:00 13 June 2016

Squatting in East and West Europe


Room 432 | SSEES Building (link Map)
16 Taviton Street | LONDON | WC1H 0BW | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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 or illegal 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, to open up new perspectives by East-West-comparisons.


Udo Grashoff
+44 (0)20 7679 8758 | u.grashoff@ucl.ac.uk


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