It’s been wonderful hearing back from everyone over the past few days – thank you for your replies! So that we can really start to embrace a spirit of creative collaboration, I’m asking you all to take a few moments to briefly describe what you want to do in reply to this post.
Making the most of this lead up period will avoid the frustration of opening a squat with nothing happening and the clock ticking. We will have the first meeting this Sunday 6th at 5pm and another the following Sunday. I’ll post the meeting location on Saturday. I’m aiming for us to have been in occupation for a week or so by the end of October. By Friday 18th we should have everything ready so we can hit the ground running and be prepared to be in occupation for a good two weeks. Then we can move on to the next places. I want to emphasise how important it is that we are familiar with one another before we enter. Being organised in this way also goes hand in hand with promoting ethical squatting and will help people learn how to squat well.
Very few people have asked about what the place will be like inside. That’s good because I can’t say anything more than that it will be a lot of empty rooms full of potential! Quite a few people have expressed an interest in getting involved from abroad and there are also people in London who would like to help, but have almost no time on their hands. If this is your situation, the best and easiest way you could help is by sharing this proposal request with specific friends back here in London who you think will be interested. And of course, asking them to share it as well.
If you want to spread the word further, paste a link to this post on websites, email groups, online communities, comments on newspaper articles etc, basically anywhere you think appropriate, and of course tell your friends in the real world too! Above all though, please remember the fundamental point of this project is to improve the profile of squatting through making positive use of commercial buildings, so please be sure to express that every time you mention this project.
Word your sharing wisely!
Well yeah in summary I’m overwhelmed by the fantastic response THANKS EVERYONE! Please now reply to this with a few words, or even sentences, about what you want to do so we can all see what a great project is developing here. Include the following if you like: a title of what you’ll do; a brief description of what it is; resources/skills you might need; resources/skills you can bring & share; dates/times you can be involved.