A BUILDING IS NOT ENOUGH: Occupying a Skyscraper for Art

Hundreds of people are blocking a street in Milano protesting for the eviction of a skyscraper of 32 floors they were occupying. Torre Galfa, near Stazione Centrale, has been taken the 5 of May by Macao, a group of artists, video makers, journalists, immaterial workers to make a new arts center, to strengthen relationships between art and society and protest against abandoned buildings.

The tower, quite new, was abandoned since 1996 in a town were many new skyscrapers are built for the Expo 2015 and nobody knows if they will ever be used. For 8 days thousands of people came in Torre Galfa, a huge space freed for performances, lectures, workshops, ideas, and also where everybody restlessly worked to make the place safe and warm. Also academies, universities and intellectuals wanted to get a chance to help the creation of Macao. Macao was experimenting a partecipative process (and is still doing that in the street) that was changing the concept of art and culture, fighting precarious work and uncertainty, protesting for neglected buildings wich are maintained only for finance and capital logics, while people who want to share, create, research, do actions, be critical against the solutions offered to solve the economical crisis, which are far away from the needs of people, are excluded from institutional places.

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macao takes a 18 century building

imc italy 19.May.2012 18:07

macao freed today another building, a 18 century one in via Brera, in the city center, a corner from Teatro La scala in the old artists neighborhood. It was abandoned and neglected,

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Another Eviction Threat in Milano

Rat 15.Aug.2012 19:30

This is another squat currently under threat of eviction in Milano. It has been a central hub of resistence for over a decade:



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Mrs Pennymoney (one is drown and one is drunk) 21.Nov.2012 22:17

Excuse me,excuse moi,luigi for not loving you more than my independence and not be glad to see you in the sunken metropole of squatting ,and i really do not eat peaches in jelly.it started raining,correct? You love me? Live with your boyfriend,and if you could hit this Alessandro or Alejandro in his eso-face for me....Two germans surrounded town while you relaxed from doing this ugly job.What did the boy say or do that provoked authorities that much that they decided FOR the operation ? Not come and see me hiding behind the national flag.Wait for sunshine ,find another girl on the beach.Degustees.