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“Our Autonomous Life” descends upon London! Grand Domestic Revolution exhibition premiere at the Showroom Gallery in London on September 11th and runs until October 27th, 2012

  • Posted by Nazima Kadir
Oh, the science of blogging. This post is about 6 weeks overdue, but no one will actually notice since I’m the only one who sets these deadlines. I seem to update this blog about every 3 months, which seems shamefully late since I should be actively promoting events rather than writing about ones that have […]
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International Squatters Convergeance, Brighton UK May 2012

  • Posted by Nazima Kadir
I screened the sitcom at the International Squatters Convergence, hosted by the Squatters Network of Brighton (and Hove actually) aka SNOB(aha) this past May. For the site for the convergence, SNOB(aha) squatted an ArtDeco building owned by the Cooperative bank that had been empty for over five years. The building had been a massive department […]
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“Lets Squat Something” Forum report

  • Posted by Nazima Kadir
It’s been an eventful spring. In my last post, I mentioned that I was going off to the forum, “Lets Squat Something,” organized by Casco to mark the conclusion of the broadcast of “Our Autonomous Life.” Videos of the event are available on the sitcom website. The forum was incredibly vibrant and insightful. I had imagined […]
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Forum, “Lets Squat Something,” this Sunday, April 15th, 2012 at Casco in Utrecht, NL

  • Posted by Nazima Kadir
This coming Sunday, April 15th, Casco will present a forum on squatting and social housing. The forum, “Lets squat something,” is organized around the question, “should squatting go on?”  The question is a play on one popular motto of the Dutch squatters movement, Ideeën ontruim je niet, kraken gaat door!  which translates into: You can’t evict ideas/squatting will […]
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Barcelona report, March 2012

  • Posted by Nazima Kadir
I recently went to Barcelona to work and take a break from cold and dark London.  I found my R&R in the form of wonderful amounts of sun, hours sitting in cafes with friends in plazas while drinking coffee, sangrias, and eating tapas.  I was living the dream of the Northern European on holiday. I […]
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Chapter update

  • Posted by Nazima Kadir
Its been a few weeks since I last posted on the blog, so there is quite a bit to ‘report.’ I put the word ‘report’ in quotations since I have no idea who the audience is (if there is one) for this blog, and even if someone reads it, whether s/he cares about what I […]
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Squatting in Amsterdam chapter

  • Posted by Nazima Kadir
This week, I’ve been working on the second version of a chapter for an anthology on squatter movements in Europe since the 1980s. The anthology is structured in a simple although compelling way. Each chapter will relate the squatters and social centres movement of one European city. The chapters will all address the same points: […]
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Sitcom screenings in Madrid, New York, Utrecht, and London

  • Posted by Nazima Kadir
This week has been a high visibility week for the sitcom. First off, the sitcom was screened and presented by CASCO Projects as part of the Dutch Assembly in the ARCO art fair in Madrid. Secondly, the Squatting Europe Kollective (SQEK), a group of researchers who focus on squatting and social centers in Europe, screened the […]