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Strategies for Subversive Urban Occupation/
BUILDING YOURSELF AN URBAN RESERVE
Apply in your local Urban Planning office (or similar) to the license of a minor alteration to paint the facade of the building to which you want to fix yourself, in which you want to inlay, against which you want to lean, or simply which you want to enlarge.
The degree of heritage protection of the building may force you to sign you will stick to the existing color, but that should not bother you.
If the facade does not need a coat of paint you can make a few color loud paintings on it to justify the re-painting of it.
Ask a friend or relation, who should be an architect (there are plenty), to sign the scaffolding project, together with the preliminary health and safety plan. This is very simple project and can be easily copied. When it comes to talk about wages, a few beers will do.
With the paid minor alteration license (some 3000 pts / 18€) and the local authorities permit for the project (some 4000 pts. / 24€), we can actually apply to the license for placing the scaffold, because, although it is true you must define how long will the works take, you can obtain it without a tick in the appropriate box and so make it last indefinitely (experience backs me up). Anyway, i am personally interested in few-months-stays, so i can install myself in different places one after the other and keep the temporary character of it. (such attribute frightens the architect's guild).
Design your own urban reserve using your favorite materials and styles.
Once you have the license (approx. One month after) install the scaffolding together with the reserve.
Citizen reviews, reinterprets and reuses the Seville General Urban Zoning Plan Ordinance governing the placement of temporary scaffolding, in order to more easily expand buildings using scaffolding installed on the front of the selected property. This scaffolding forms a temporary room, possibly connected to the house's interior spaces, but always accessible from the public space of the street. The project includes: minor work license obtained before the request to set up a scaffold; scaffolding project signed by an architect friend, Antonio, and endorsed by the corresponding higher education establishment; construction of the scaffolding by Joselito and Urbano, welders and extraordinary friends, who used 60 x 60 x 3 mm beams and 100 x 10 mm collars made of galvanized steel, covered by flexible sheets of PVC foam. Additionally, an elevated storage space and different types of screws are used during assembly, which is undertaken with the help of other friends.
Subject > Citizen
Collaborators > Antonio, Joselito, Urbano and other friends
Materials > spray paint, scaffolding, steel ribs and flexible plastic sheets, portable stairway
Description > inhabitable scaffold located on Divina Pastora street
Approximate Surface Area > 4 m2