AR-472 Lecture 5: Young Radicals 1968-2000

5, AR-472 Swiss cooperative housing: a critical overview

This lecture looks at the emergence of communal ideologies in housing as a consequence of youth movements in 1968 and 1980s (Zurich, Lausanne, Geneva). It sets the Swiss squatting experiments in a wider European context and looks at their adoption of the cooperative format as a way to obtain legitimacy and permanence.