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Until recently, the State Archive for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning, located here in this building, has paid only token attention to squatters and their spatial production. Instead, it has focused largely on ‘official’ architecture by ‘real’ architects who design the initial concept of a given building. An architectural archive should perhaps also look into the afterlife of a building – its transformations, appropriations, struggles, failures and successes. Documenting squatters’ struggles for space – buildings, terrains, neighbourhoods – and the architectural heritage of their efforts (the saved buildings, subcultural infrastructure, free-zones) could be an interesting start.

In the mean time, squatters will be busy squatting. Ban or no ban there are plenty of reasons to continue.

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.