March 31, 2015

Dear Maagdenhuis, can we please get our shit together?

I confess, from the first time I was awkwardly hoisted in through the back window of the occupied Bungehuis, I was already in love. Since the cleaners’ strike and occupation of the Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam in 2011, I had started to see the university in a whole new light: as a site of impressive struggle.

I was hopelessly enamored. Today, the Maagdenhuis is occupied, and the standard historical comparisons to the legendary occupation of the same building by students in 1969 abound. Read more.


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