[booklyn] FW: Pete's Candy, 730pm Mon night, Squatterific
- From: "PL" <pietro4o7@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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- Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 13:29:36 -0400
HELLO, we're giving a little talk..... In WillyB. --Peter Spagnuolo _____ From: matt metzgar [mailto:mattmetzgar@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Monday, April 11, 2011 3:13 AM To: matt metzgar Subject: Pete's Candy, 730pm Mon night, Squatting discussion Hi everyone, Me and Pete Spagnuola are part of Jamie Hook's Open City Dialogue lecture series tomorrow night. Hope you can make it....cool little place, good sandwiches, back yard smoking area, close (enough) to Metropolitan L train stop by Kellogs Diner...gotta walk up Meeker, hang a left on Lorimer. --Matt and Pete THE ONCE AND FUTURE SQUATTER: w/Matt Metzgar & Peter Spagnuolo FREE LECTURE!!! Monday, April 11 7:30pm Pete's Candy Store (709 Lorimer St. Brooklyn) In the 1980's and '90's the squatter-homesteaders of New York City's Lower East Side created an urban movement attempting to answer directly the housing needs of low-income and homeless persons by seizing abandoned tenement buildings and improvising their own homes and culture. The evening will address current efforts by squatters and homesteaders to create a research archive "from the ground up"-collecting, preserving and organizing the evidence of underground, insurgent movement-as well as the significance such a collection may have for scholars and the public. With reference to other American cities, the pro's and con's of strategies of direct methods of housing, the predominance of squatting as a global phenomena, and the specific cases of "Social Center" squatting in Europe, and its lack in the USA--the evening hopes to make palpable an overlooked, yet palpable legacy that boldly proclaims: Homeless/Artist/Activist: House Thyself, Socialize the Community! MATT METZGAR is a furniture/cabinetmaker and the Director of the Lower East Side Squatter Homesteader Archive Project, a assemblage of documents pertaining to the struggle for entitlement of squatted buildings in "East Village" of Manhattan, circa 1980-2000 where, from 1989-2001 he occupied abandoned buildings with roughly 300 others. He hopes to be part of the resurgence in direct-action housing in this Age of Foreclosure. PETER SPAGNULO is a poet and writer living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn; he co-founded the Lower East Side Squatter Homesteader Archive Project. He has been a squatter on both coasts of the United States, and organized the East 13th St. squatters' adverse possession lawsuit against the City of New York in 1994-96. His poetry books include The Squatters' Midden, Ten by Fourteen, and Egg and Dart.
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