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Liebigstraße 34 Berlin Eviction Story
February 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
This event will be presented by Assistant Professor of Media Arts Catalina Alvarez and Elliat Graney-Saucke, in association with the Queer Zine Archive and Arts at Antioch College.
In early October 2020, Liebigstraße 34, one of Berlin’s last legalized squats, was evicted by over 1,500 police officers. Liebig34 was an anarcha-queer feminist house taking up an entire building block. The 30-year-old autonomous collective supported ideas of D.I.Y. and consensus, and provided a living space free from homo- & transphobia, sexism, and racism—residents could not be cis-men. The house included an Infoshop called “Daneban” stocked with books and pamphlets created by the international anarchist scene and a bar and performance space run by the XB collective, who also served affordable vegan VoKü (“people’s kitchen”) dinners once a week.
On February 13th Northwest Film Forum will screen It’s on Liebigstraße 34, a short documentary by Liza Lindgren and Siri Hedenström about the house as it was in 2006, in an online program that includes former residents of the house and a discussion about collective anti-capitalist spaces around the world. Proceeds will support the needs of the Liebig34 community.