squats

pride

Squats, Sex Clubs and Punk: The Lesbian London of the 1980s

We spoke to filmmaker Siobhan Fahey about her life back then, living and partying with a gang of lesbian-separatist punk anarchists.
Amelia Abraham
7.5.17
squats

What Spending 24 Hours in a Squat Taught Me About Gen Z

The generation's desire to better the world is only rivalled by their need to fight the establishment – even when the establishment doesn't seem too concerned about fighting back.
Lea Albring
7.3.17
squatting

How Squats Can Shape the Cities They're in

An interview with Alexander Vasudevan, the author of a new book about squatting around the world.
Yohann Koshy
3.31.17
Longreads Or Whatever

Camden! A Jewel in London's Cultural History – But What is Its Future?

We spoke to the last punks in Camden about whether the borough has succumbed to holidaymakers and housing projects, or if its spirit still lives on.
Oobah Butler
11.10.16
Stuff

From the Magpie to Demolition Diner: Memories of Bristol’s Best-Loved Squats

One of the city's last squats was auctioned off in April, so we spoke to some squat scene veterans about their memories.
Jessica Bateman
10.15.16
Photo

Amazing Photographs of London Squatters in the 70s and 80s

Mark Cawson documented his time living in unoccupied buildings in the English capital. Now, his photographs are being exhibited for the first time.
Bo Franklin
10.7.15
Stuff

Gangs of Street Drinkers Are Raiding London Hospitals to Get Wasted on Alcoholic Hand Gel

Turns out drinking alcoholic soap can be really bad for you, though?
Joel Golby
9.1.15
Film

Drugs, Squats and the Birth of Techno: A Mancunian in 80s Berlin

We talked to Berlin music-scene staple, Mark Reeder, about the cultural apoplexy that was West Berlin during the 1980s, and what happened when he brought Joy Division over to play.
Daniel Dylan Wray
7.13.15
Stuff

Remembering Jo Brocklehurst, the Artist Who Documented London's 1980s Anarcho-Punk Squatters

The late artist was "the real deal", according to those who knew her.
Tom Jenkins
7.10.15
News

I Watched Anti-Austerity Activists Start a Squat in a London Pub

Bearing witness to the birth of a new rebel HQ.
Michael Segalov
6.18.15
london clubbing

Enter the Hotbox, East London's Wildest Party

This is Berlin via Aldgate.
Josh Baines
5.28.15
Stuff

The Notting Hill Squatters Who Declared Independence from the UK

Hated by cops and locals, "Frestonia" was home to a bunch of pioneering weirdos.
Harry Sword, Photos: Tony Sleep
10.28.14
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