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Options for dealing with squatting

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Options for dealing with squatting’ is a collectively authored book of responses by ‘persons unknown”  to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation of the same name.

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Options for dealing with squatting’ is a collectively authored book of responses to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation of the same name. It draws on the tradition of collective authorship (Karen Elliot, Luther Blissett, Wu-Ming) to examine practically the philosophical question of individual ownership. Following the design and feel of the original government document, Options for Dealing with Squatting is an instant detournement classic.

 

“As the Metropolitan Police say, and this brilliant publication reveals, most buildings that squatters live in have been abandoned or are otherwise empty. When peoples’ only choice is criminalised, the legality of the law itself is discredited.”

– Danny Dorling, Oxford University.

 

In July 2011, the government launched its consultation ‘Options for dealing with squatting’. Although 96% of respondents were opposed to criminalisation, the Ministry of Justice answered the consultation responses with section 144 – a provision that would criminalise trespass in residential buildings. Section 144 was passed into law in September 2012: squatting in residential buildings can now be punished by up to six months in prison or a £5,000 fine.

 

 

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Weight 0.075000 kg