De Slang huis has just been the tip of the iceberg. However, in the past couple of years many squatter places have been shut down (Vaalreep, De Slang), marking a line between a phenomenon that was vastly spread and (apparently) socially accepted in Amsterdam.
What is the cause of the sudden change in the squatting situation and its integration within the Amsterdam community?
Did the squatters or the municipality play an active role in distancing one from the other?
Or does the main reason lye in private businesses “buying off” vast parts of Amsterdam?
My enterprise project would aim to make light of such questions reconstructing the facts which have been happening in Amsterdam and interviewing different people (citizens, squatters and eventually people involved in the municipality).