Book review: Metropolitan preoccupations: the spatial politics of squatting in Berlin
Hayton, Jeffrey P.
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Hayton, Jeffrey P. 2017. Book review: Metropolitan preoccupations: the spatial politics of squatting in Berlin by Alexander Vasudevan . Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley Blackwell. 2015. Ger Hist (2017) 35 (1): 179-181
While reading Alexander Vasudevan’s monograph on squatting in Berlin, the Rigaer Straße in Berlin-Friedrichshain has again exploded into violence. First occupied during the second wave of squatting in 1990, Rigaer 94 has been both an important cultural centre for the autonomist Left and a menace for city officials for decades. Authorities have repeatedly tried to clear the building only to be met with violence such as in January and June 2016.
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