Squatting, Trespass, and Direct Housing Action

A report on "Making Space"

Sam Burgum

Published in Issue 1.1 // Updates

Keywords: Squatting, trespass, housing, protest, exhibition


A report from ‘Making Space’ – an exhibition of squatting, trespass, and direct housing action which took place in Sheffield as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences, 5-10 November 2018. This Radical Housing Journal ‘update’ reflects on the political role of archiving and exhibitions, whilst highlighting the main aim of ‘Making Space’ in unsettling the way in which we have become accustomed to think about property, ownership, and entitlement. In addition to plans for future online publications, ‘Making Space’ is also available to travel, so please get in contact if you are interested in hosting the exhibition.


Sam Burgum is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow conducting research into squatting and the housing crisis in London.

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