List of figures
in The autonomous life?


  i Squatting Action Amsterdam, 2008. Photo: Frake Schermer x
0.1 The Vrankrijk legalized squat, 2006. Photo: the author 2
0.2 Graffiti against the squatting ban circa 2006: “Fight for your housing rights. Stop the squatting ban.” Photo: Karen Eliot 22
0.3 The author cooking in a squatted restaurant, 2006. Photo: the author 36
1.1 Breaking open a door during a squatting action, 2008. Photo: Frake Schermer 51
1.2 Breaking open the door during a squatting action. Photo: Hans Foto 56
1.3 Eviction of a squat in Amsterdam, 2008. Photo: Karen Eliot 62
1.4 Plainclothes police officers attempting to look casual prior to a squat’s eviction, 2006. Photo: Karen Eliot 71
2.1 A squat on the Spuistraat in the center of Amsterdam, 2006. Photo: the author 95
2.2 Squatted building alongside a canal in the Jordaan neighborhood, 2006. Photo: the author 105
2.3 Pro-squatting graffiti in De Pijp neighborhood, 2006. Photo: Karen Eliot 112
2.4 Banner outside of squat that states: Housing shortage → Squat. Photo: Frake Schermer 122
3.1 Shower inside of a squat, 2006. Photo: Karen Eliot 132
3.2 The “Leidsbezet,” a squatted social center in the center of Amsterdam, 2006. Photo: Karen Eliot 138
3.3 A squat alongside the Amstel River in the center of Amsterdam, 2006. Photo: Karen Eliot 150
3.4 Building on the Damrak, where ground floor space was in use commercially while upper floors were squatted, 2006. Photo: Karen Eliot 154
4.1 The squatting of the Drawing School, part of the Rijksmuseum, 2008. Photo: Frake Schermer 164
4.2 Interior of a newly squatted apartment that requires rebuilding floors, Amsterdam, 2009. Photo: Hans Foto 182
4.3 The painted exterior of a squat, 2008. Photo: Karen Eliot 190
5.1 A utility bicycle built by squatters and used collectively, 2008. Photo: Karen Eliot 198

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The autonomous life?

Paradoxes of hierarchy and authority in the squatters movement in Amsterdam


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