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A guide to cultural squatting in Europe

 The Big Issue Japan 12 March 2019

In the summer of 2011 The Big Issue Japan editor Kayoko Yakuwa was given a crash course in the cultural squatting phenomenon sweeping European cities from Hungary to Holland. Her grand tour inspired her to make her own street paper tourist guide book. (3035 Words) - By Compiled by Kayoko Yakuwa

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Cultural squat concerts take place in Bratislava's abandoned buildings.Photo c/o Nota Bene street paper

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Budapest's cultural cafe Szimpla.Photo: Kenderessy Atilla

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Budapest's cultural cafe Szimpla.Photo c/o Flaszter street paper

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Budapest's cultural cafe Szimpla.Photo c/o Flaszter street paper

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Cultural squat concerts take place in Bratislava's abandoned buildings.Photo c/o Nota Bene street paper

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Cultural squat concerts take place in Bratislava's abandoned buildings.Photo c/o Nota Bene street paper

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Kids help decorate Bratislava's abandoned buildings.Photo c/o Nota Bene street paper

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An abandoned buliding in Amstedam where it is said that squatting first originated.Photo: Dave Carr-Smith

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“Starwing Artists” is a platform that produces and promotes various fields of art works in Amsterdam.Photo c/o Starwing Artists


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