03 março 2007
Basically, Ungdomshuset, the Youth’s House, is a four storey political and cultural centre.

Cultural politics


Direct democracy

Ungdomshuset, or The House of the People as its name was then, was build by the local workers movement to function as a base in the struggle of social justice. Here they had meetings and parties during the fight. In the 1950’s many labour unions build their own houses and the house was more or less empty until the 80’s. In the 80’s, the squatter’s movement grew, and it was in this very house that the Initiative for a Youth’s House met and formed their demands to the Town Council. Within two years of massive house squatting the Town Council gave up and gave Ungdomshuset to the movement.

More than 300 demonstrators were arrested in the Danish capital on Saturday after violent clashes between police and youths who were protesting against the planned closure of the house.

Ungdomshuset-The Youth House Stays

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