Reclaiming the right to the city: A collaborative talk on public space and anti-displacement struggles from Berlin to Chicago.

Reclaiming the right to the city: A collaborative talk on public space and anti-displacement struggles from Berlin to Chicago.

5th, of Oct., 6pm, near Thompson Center.

For tenant movements, the parasite figure is often used to represent the Real Estate interests that extract and exploit, seize control of spaces, and force tenants from place to place: an ominous figure to be fought tooth and nail. The intervention Parasite Parking introduces a different parasite figure to Chicago’s built environment. The project from Berlin based artist Jakob Wirth and Alexander Sacharow imposes itself on the streets of Downtown Chicago as an uninvited guest and invites tenant partisans from Chicago to join in on the imposition. Together we want to discuss the meaning of public space and the right to the city. as well as the steps we take to claim it from Chicago to Berlin. Everyone and every group is invited to share their experiences and views on affordable living and anti-displacement struggles. Jakob Wirth and Alexander Sacharow will also share first hand experiences and insights from the Berlin tenant movement which has shaken up housing politics in recent years, most notably with an successful big real estate expropriation campaign.

Date: 5th of October
Time: 6 pm
Location: Near Thompson Center, outside in the public space, the direct location will be communicated that day under following link: http://parasite-parking.net/
Contact: If you have any questions or trouble to find us, just call or text us (+1 773 433 6673 and +1 312 804 7485)

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