|The international squatting symbol|
|Brazilian squat community|
Evidently there is a huge global need for land to grow food on and homes in which to live. Yet, according to academic Kesia Reeve, “squatting is largely absent from policy and academic debate and is rarely conceptualized, as a problem, as a symptom, or as a social or housing movement.”
|South African Squats|
The global response on the part of the 1% has been to make squatting illegal in most countries. Despite this criminalisation of a huge political movement, (squatting is political), the occupation of empty buildings and land continues.
|Squatted Land in London|