Occupations of Housing and Social Centers in Rome: A Durable Resistance to Neoliberalism and Institutionalization
Squatting for housing and social centers has a long tradition in Rome since the end of the 1960s. By the mid-1970s, the occupation of buildings to set up political and social activities became part of the repertoire of left radical movements. In this chapter a set of 34 squatted spaces for housing and social centers in Rome active in 2014 is analysed. Squatting practices thus provide a lens to interpret the evolution of urban struggles, urban development and the changing sociopolitical contexts. Furthermore, Mudu and Rossini examine the role played by the processes of neutralization, co-optation, normalization and contention that explain the institutionalization of squatting in the city of Rome.
The Urban Politics of Squatters' Movements
Mudu, Pierpaolo and Rossini, Luisa, "Occupations of Housing and Social Centers in Rome: A Durable Resistance to Neoliberalism and Institutionalization" (2018). Urban Studies Publications. 101.