On May 23rd activists and community members in Stockholm Sweden, unhappy with how their "democracy" had treated the sale and resulting public
protestation of a state owned school to private developers, occupied a school and turned it into the community center the local population had been asking for.
The occupiers did not anticipate holding the space for more than a few hours, or maybe a day... but we were able to hold the space for a month.
We occupied about half of the 9000m2 building, maintaining a disco room, event and exhibition room, meeting rooms, two kitchens, sleeping areas, individual rooms, and a large community and entrance space.
There were daily/weekly yoga, chi gung, and tango classes, and we produced three meals a day for the 35 plus people sleeping there and multitude of
visitors and activists that came every day.
The squat was highly politicized with its visual history of the building and fight to keep it for the public, and every Wednesday and Saturday held open community forums
to discuss local issues and problems the community faced.
Toward the later stages of the squat a number of local Roma came to stay in the place, both adding to the community and actionable ideals the activists held.
Wednesday, July 29th, at 19:00, Klinika will hold an open discussion on this squat in Sweden with an activist/researcher that was involved with the Hogdalens Folkets Hus.