OT301 used to be an abandoned film school, squatted, and institutionalized in Amsterdam

The embedded infrastructure of the old film school is impressive. Below is one of the old film stages which is now converted to a wide range of uses. The screening room looked better than most in my recent memory. One can really understand how this group benefited from “inheriting” all of these amenities. OT301 follows the familiar theme of a culturally grounded squat/anti-squat group coming together to become a legitimized, fully-owned, institution – often supported by various public and private funds. These institutions often wrestle with their image, how they want to be portrayed both in terms of their constituency and their physical presence at the street level.

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