|Patrice Riemens on Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:07:53 +0100 (CET)|
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|[Nettime-nl] Bezetting Spinhuis (UvA Amsterdam)|
Laatste (?) nieuws: http://hetspinhuis.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/persbericht-het-spinhuis-collectief-wint-in-eerste-juridische-ronde-over-gekraakt-uva-pand/ Context (sorry, Engels): From: Tzaninis, Yannis Sent: maandag 3 november 2014 15:19 To: Tzaninis, Yannis Subject: spinhuis student occupation Dear Colleagues, You may have heard that, since the AISSR moved to the new building, the common room at the Spinhuis has been occupied by students. During the few weeks since then, our UvA management (mainly Dean Dymph van der Boom) have transformed their attitude on this issue from 'maintaining a dialogue' to legal prosecution. I think the following is critical to understand certain things going on at the university. First, the students called upon the university-board to present a plan for the common room. The board, after delaying, presented a vague plan which failed to show how the students' presence was hindering it. Those first days the board was very vocal about the importance of keeping a dialogue going and, wearing their liberal-leftist hat, they were saying that they would never go after their own students. But when they realized that the students are staying, demanding an autonomous student space, they started threatening individual students who had just used their names on a document. The hypocrisy of the UvA management culminated in an actual court case on 24/10 and the possible eviction verdict coming this Friday (7/10). Plus, they sent 127-page subpoenas to six UvA students, where they also mention the place is intended as an anti-squat. I find the board's attitude very disturbing, although I am not so surprised considering the neoliberal turn the university has taken the past few years. I hope you can sense how hypocritical the UvA management has become and how this incident reveals the corporatist transformation of the institution. Add to that of course all the quantification of our work and strive for 'competitiveness', nothing more than bringing money in. The students will soon ask for UvA affiliates to sign a supporting document. This Thursday 6/11 they are gathering at 20:00 at the spinhuis for a discussion. Speakers: Rodrigo Fernandez (KU Leuven), Boris Slijper (VU). https://www.facebook.com/events/1555926481286887/?ref=4 http://hetspinhuis.wordpress.com/2014/11/01/understanding-and-resisting-the-corporatisation-of-the-university/<http://hetspinhuis.wordpress.com/> You can also sign their petition for support here: http://petities.nl/petitie/behoud-het-spinhuis-als-autonoom-studentencentrum An article in Dutch about this: http://www.krapuul.nl/overig/blog/572983/uva-sleept-studenten-die-het-spinhuis-hebben-gekraakt-voor-de-rechter/ There is more material if you want, just email me. Sincerely, Yannis PS please circulate freely and widely UvA-AISSR Sociology and Anthropology Department Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018 WV Amsterdam +31(0)626313754 https://uva.academia.edu/YannisTzaninis http://www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/organisatie/medewerkers/content/t/z/i.tzaninis/i.tzaninis.html ______________________________________________________ * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet * toegestaan zonder toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een * open en ongemodereerde mailinglist over net-kritiek. * Meer info, archief & anderstalige edities: * http://www.nettime.org/. * Contact: Menno Grootveld (email@example.com).