From 5. to 6. Dec. about 50 activists occupied a vacant building in the
Universitätsstraße, Vienna. The building once was part of the university
of Vienna, and has been sold by the „Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft“. The
aim of the occupation was to emphasize the demand for space for the
„Solidarity University“ (KriSU). The occupied building was formerly used
for academic activities and is a victim of privatization in the
framework of the neoliberal attack. It was privatized despite the acute
need for space for universities and the urgency of selfmanaged and free
space for emancipative education.
This occupation is the kick-off of further activities in order to build
up the Solidarity University in Vienna. Activists will continue the
struggle for adequate space for KriSU.
KriSU aims towards a lively integration of research, teaching and
praxis, according to the principles of selfmanagement, feminism and
anti-discrimination. It strives for a non-commercial, emancipative space
independent from the state. KriSU wants to organize a university for
all, regardless of formal educational degrees. It wants to produce
knowledge for an alternative to capitalism that leads out of the
fundamental crisis, together with a variety of different societal
groups. KriSU is working for a Solidarity Economy based on cooperation,
selfmanagement and community orientation.
The press conference planned for monday, 7.12., is postponed. Further
information will follow soon.
For more information: http://krisu.blogsport.de/