TACHELES

SAVE TACHELES

| Art | Squats | Words

Tacheles: To Become A Symbol of Homogeneity? Berlin, a city that has gone through so much, but yet retained a liberal stance on individuality after the fall of the wall, seems to be following blindly in the footsteps of other once great cities and taking the path towards a homogeneous cityscape. Gentrification is occurring in [...]

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ILL LOGIC

| Hospo | Squats

The annual ILL-Logic art exhibition returns to Chapel Street in Fitzroy on Thursday August 25,  2011. Well, we all love a street party, and to make it even more appealing – this one has live art. Come check it out tomorrow night and witness some amazing local talent as they deck the halls and celebrate the opening [...]

SQUATTERS

ELEPHANT & CASTLE

| Photography | Squats

Expanding on our earlier interview and delving deeper into the vast portfolio of photo journalist, Adam Patterson – we are most pleased to share another of his series: Squatters. This photo-essay explores the South-London region of Elephant & Castle – an area being infiltrated by groups of multicultural squatters, into what was once towering real-estate. As [...]

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KILLER SQUATS

| Squats

Gaddafi, Hitler, Stalin, Mugabe all have palaces and mansions worthy of MTV Cribs but what happens when they get deposed and thrown out of their multi million homes? Sometimes they are sold for a price, on other occasions converted into museums, or even better – used as squats. Mohammad Gaddafi’s residence in London is now a popular [...]

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ANYPLACE

| Squats

Turning unused commercial properties into artists’ studios, underground cinemas and rehearsal spaces is Anyplace – a  Sydney-based collective reclaiming empty urban spaces for creative communities. T-Squat catches up with Liam O’Donoghue from Anyplace on how the project got started. What was the inspiration behind Anyplace Projects’ approach to reclaiming unused commercial properties and other empty [...]

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BRAD WILL

| Squats

Squatter, journalist, activist and videographer, Brad Will was a human rights activist and freegan who protested at anti-globalisation rallies and demonstrations in Argentina, Brazil and Equador. He advocated for free and independent media agencies, founding radio shows like Steal this Radio. Brad Will had experimented with squatting in the States, but doing it in Latin [...]

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SQUAT LIFE

| Squats

After launching our first e-issue of T-SQUAT about 2 months ago, we have contacted and featured a variety of international squatter communities from times both past and present. In an effort to put our honey where our mouth is, we agreed it would be agreeable for me to move into our own squat, at T-Squat [...]

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SQUATTERS IN THE U.S

| Squats

Director of the documentary film Shelter: A Squatumentary (featured in T-Squat Issue 5), Hannah Dobbz brings T-Squat her analysis of the resurgence of squatter culture as symptomatic of the U.S. housing crisis Matt Bruce is a magician. By this I mean that he literally works kids’ parties for money and entertains friends with sorcery in his [...]

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AUSTRALIA DAY PARTY

| Squats

January 26: An historic day. The day T-Squat threw a party so fully sick, geneticists are growing ears on the backs of mice to figure out the exact cause of the shit-hotness that went down. Thanks to My Friend the Peacock for the cafe space, Matt Cohen for the tunes, Conrad Bizkak for live artwork [...]

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SQUATUMENTARY

| Squats

‘Shelter: a Squatumentary’ is a documentary by freelance writer, editor, and filmmaker Hannah E. Dobbz about the squatting movement in San Francisco’s East Bay area from 2004 – 2007. The film follows three squats: Hellarity House, Banana House, and Power Machine. A full version of the version can’t be found online because Hannah explains on [...]

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C-SQUAT

| Squats

Some may say our introduction of a regular segment celebrating anti-consumerist countercultures such as squatting seriously compromises any hopes in hell we may have of attracting advertising revenue. And they’d be right (just in case you are looking “hi Coke”). So this issue’s Squatter section is brought to you by the letter C. C is [...]

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SQUATTER SNAPPER

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Turns out we’re not the only ones galvanised by squatter culture. New York-based photographer Danielle Levitt – the eye behind snaps printed in the likes of Arena Homme Plus, New York Magazineand Rolling Stone –recently turned up the heat with a project to portrait squatter peeps. Respected for her unique approach in documenting popular culture, Danielle views herself [...]