Here you’ll find some rare pieces of information on our squat in english language. The most important straight away: you will find the autonomous space (AZ) open during the events which are announced in the calendar (side bar). If you want to spend the night at the AZ, please write an e-mail to unsersquat[at]riseup.net before you come. For directions check the map.
The building was squated on 16th April 2010. It – after one week of struggle for the house in march 2011 – got a legal treaty, which allowed us to use the house without paying rent. Unfortunately the city government after buying the building and taking over the ownership of the house decided to dismiss the treaty with effect to Sunday 30th of June 2013. So there will be trouble coming. Stay tuned for further information on the future of the place. Support is always welcome and there might be the need to fight for the place again.
about the autonomous space
The autonomous space is a meeting place for organised and non-organised people of diverse social, political and cultural relations. It provides a non-commercial area for exhibitions, information meetings, group meetings, concerts, parties, bar, cinema and much more. As far as this is possible the offered activities are free or at least low priced. [...] In the autonomous space non-party politics and culture are persued along emancipatory contents. Here collective forms of cohabitation an coworking can be tried out, reflected and enhanced. [...] The succes of the activities and the continuity of the autonomous space always rests in the responsibility of the visitors, who always consider themselves as an acting subject and not as passive consumers.
(from the AZ’s user guide)
List of recent articles in english language
* Coming articles will categorized as ‘english’ and you’ll find them here.
You wanna kick us out? We kick you out now! (16th March 2013)
Autonomous Center Cologne: Dismissal of Usage Contract (29th October 2012)
Cologne: SPD and Pro-Köln polarize against Autonomes Zentrum (AZ) (11th November 2011)