Ask Katzeff is a Copenhagen based activist and writer working with questions of autonomy, art, anarchism, sabotage and more. He’s the former editor of the art journal Øjeblikket and the Danish worker’s history journal Arbejderhistorie and holds a Ph.d. in cultural studies from University of Copenhagen.
Ask is a central member of the activist network openhagen and has been involved in radical politics since the beginning the early 2000s – in actions and capaigns against the European boder regime, urban gentrification and austerity. Since 2010 he’s also been a member of the militant research project Squatting Europe Kollective.
Currently Ask is working on a collective publishing project on Anarchism in Scandinavia and a series of zines on autonomous strategies of refusal and flight.
The City Is Ours: Squatting and Autonomous Movements in Europe from the 1970s to the Present
Editors: Bart van der Steen, Ask Katzeff, and Leendert van Hoogenhuijze • Preface by George Katsiaficas • Foreword by Geronimo
Publisher: PM Press
Format: Paperback, mobi, ePub, PDF
Size: 6 x 9
Page count: 336
“One of the best books on squatting in English language. An immensely
useful, wide-ranging, and insightful book about a fascinating part of
radical history. PM Press has finally made it possible for American
activists to understand the hidden history of housing.“
—Andrej Grubacic, coauthor of Wobblies and Zapatistas: Conversations on Anarchism, Marxism and Radical History
“This is a wonderful and important book. It makes key contributions
to how we should think about squatting as well as how we should think
about the best way to study social movements. Insightful, provocative,
and educational, it provides a broad spectrum of cases and perspectives
on squatter movements in Europe.“
—Linus Owens, author of Cracking under Pressure
- The City Is Ours: Squatting and Autonomous Movements in More Thoughts Zine
- The City is Ours: A CHOICE Review
- Redefining Urban Renewal: The City is Ours reviewed in CounterPunch
- Politics and the City: A Badly Bifurcated Left