SEMINAR « Squatting in Paris. A view from a European perspective »

14 mars 2013


Wednesday 20th March 2013

 2 pm – 7 pm

 Sciences Po

 Salle Goguel (Building B, 5th floor)

 56, rue des Saints-Pères

 75007 Paris




Squatting in Paris.

 A view from a European perspective

Squatting Europe Kollective is a research network focusing on the squatters’ movement. Its aim is to produce reliable and fine-grained knowledge about this movement not only as an end in itself, but also as a public resource, especially for squatters and activists. Critical engagement, transdisciplinarity and comparative approaches are the bases of our project. The group is an open transnational collective whose members represent a diversity of disciplines and fields of interest seeking to understand the issues associated with squats and social centres across Europe.

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2pm: Welcome and presentation of the SQEK Book,Squatting in Europe: radical spaces, urban struggles, Minor Compositions, Autonomedia, 2013.

Squatting in Europe aims to move beyond the conventional understandings of squatting, investigating its history in Europe over the past four decades. Historical comparisons and analysis blend together in these inquiries into squatting in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, France, Germany and England. In this book, members of SqEK (Squatting Europe Kollective) explore the diverse, radical, and often controversial nature of squatting as a form of militant research and self-managed knowledge production.



2.30 pm: What is a research-action collective?

3.30 pm: French experiences

5 pm: The institutionalization in debate


Free entrance






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