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The aim of this collaborative project is to acknowledge the urban and architectural legacy of the squatting movement, to re-examine ideas of vacancy and property, and to propose alternative urban and domestic arrangements to the dominant, market-oriented housing policies. The publication analyzes a series of case studies with reference to architectural drawings, interviews and archival material, building up a record of these struggles, spaces and oral histories for future generations of architects, researchers, policy makers and the general public, both in the Netherlands and abroad.


René Boer and Marina Otero Verzier (editors), Katía Truijen (managing editor).

Graphic Designer

Anastasia Kubrak


ADM Amsterdam, Amal Alhaag, René Boer, Maria Duarte, Adeola Enigbokan, Marten Kuijpers, Jere Kuzmanic, Marina Otero Verzier, Katía Truijen, Johannes Schwartz, Stichting Plantage Dok, Roos van Strien, Vereniging Poortgebouw, Vluchtmaat, We Are Here collective, et al.


International Institute for Social History, Amsterdam; Piet Zwart Institute, Media Design: Experimental Publishing; TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment; TU Eindhoven, Architectural Urban Design and Engineering, Department of the Built Environment; et al.


Het Nieuwe Instituut, Research Department (Guus Beumer, Marina Otero Verzier, Katía Truijen, Marten Kuijpers, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, Tamar Shafrir).

René Boer, Marina Otero Verzier and Katía Truijen in collaboration with the communities of ADM, Plantage Dok, Poortgebouw, Wijde Heisteeg 7, Landbouwbelang and Vluchtmaat
Graphic design: Maud Vervenne (publication), Jakub Straka with Sepus Noordmans (installation)
ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles]
Johannes Schwartz
Cathy Brickwood, Aurora Bertoli

This project is part of the programme track Landscape and Interior and the folder A series on the changing landscape.