1968 saw the rebirth of squatting as a practical political situation with the London Squatters Campaign’s takeover of empty homes in Ilford. During the 1970’s the London Squatters Union and Squatters Action Council were established, not without some controversy and criticism. The occupation of Kilner House in Kennington in 1981 as part of the Squat against Sales campaign against the first Greater London Council house sales might have been the final moment of The Left’s support and engagement in the squatting movement.
We will be showing the film ‘Kilner House’ about that occupation and some other short clips to try and ask the question – did The Left abandon organised squatting in the 1980’s and why?
Organised as part of the continuing research residency on The Politics of Organised Squatting.