publication . Article . 2017

Punk and Anarchist Squats in Poland

Donaghey, Jim;
Open Access English
  • Published: 17 Apr 2017
  • Country: Bangladesh
Squats are of notable importance in the punk scene in Poland, and these spaces are a key aspect of the relationship between anarchism and punk. However, the overlap of squatting, punk, and anarchism is not without its tensions. This article, drawn from ethnographic research carried out between 2013 and 2014, explores the issues around punk and anarchist squats in Poland, looking at: criticisms levelled at punk squats by ‘non-punk’ squatting activists (e.g. Przychodnia in Warsaw); instances of squats as a hub for a wide spectrum of anarchist activity (e.g. the ‘anarchist Mecca’ of Rozbrat in Poznań); and the repression of squatting in Poland through eviction and ...
free text keywords: Squatting, Anarchism, Punk, Poland, Repression, Eviction, Legalisation, Lifestylism, Workerism
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