Title: Kill City: Lower East Side Squatters 1992-2000
being kicked out of her apartment in Brooklyn in 1992, and unable to
afford rent anywhere near her school, young art student Ash Thayer
found herself with few options. Luckily she was welcomed as a guest
into See Skwat (C-Squat), a punk squat house established in the early-80’s, located in Alphabet City.
The squatters were forced to be secretive and exclusive as a result of
their poor legal standing in the buildings. Few outsiders were welcome
and fewer photographers or journalists. Thayer’s camera accompanied her
everywhere as she lived at the squats and worked alongside other
Kill City: Lower East Side Squatters 1992-2000 is a a rare look back at these downtown squat communities.
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