Audio Interference 74: We the People Won’t Go
This Episode is a recording of the event “We the People won’t go: LES Artists on the Squatter Movement.” Amy Starecheski moderates a discussion with Seth Tobocman, Fly, and Maggie Wrigley.
They share their experiences as both squatters and artists in the LES of NY in the 80’s. They talk about the role of art in the fight to stay in the neighborhood, in the fight for affordable and safe housing for themselves and their neighbors.
To see more of Seth Tobocman’s work: www.sethtobocman.com/
To read about Maggie’s book: An Architecture of Change, Building a Better world: unmpress.com/books/architecture…ange/9780826346865
To see more of Fly’s work: http://flyoart.blogspot.com/
This panel was a part of an exhibition and series of events at the archive in Oct 2019-Feb 2020 called Building for Us: Stories of Homesteading and Cooperative Housing.
Audio Interference is produced by the Interference Archive, an all volunteer run archive of social movement material.
Music: “Stuck in New York” Three Chord Monte with Joe Blocke, live at WFMU September, 2005
“We plant gardens in vacant lots…we turn abandoned buildings into homes, we turn street corners into liberated zones…For a moment, for an hour, for a year, for a decade..A space opens up and we are in control, We the people seize control of public space, seize control of housing, seize control of those things that make up our lives”