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Architecture of Appropriation. On Squatting as Spatial Practice acknowledges squatting as an architectural practice. The publication analyzes a series of case studies 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.

Artistic and General Director Het Nieuwe Instituut: Guus Beumer
Editors: René Boer, Marina Otero Verzier, Katía Truijen; in collaboration with the communities of ADM, Landbouwbelang, Plantage Dok, Poortgebouw, Vluchtmaat and Wijde Heisteeg 7
Graphic Design: Maud Vervenne
Photography: Johannes Schwartz
Art Director: Maureen Mooren
Published by Het Nieuwe Instituut. Printed by Raddraaier. English edition, 369 pages, 222 illustrations. To order via NAi Booksellers, online or in the foyer of Het Nieuwe Instituut.


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.