Trespass is an occasionally published journal collecting together papers, conference proceedings, interviews, discussions, letters and other interventions from individual squatters and collectives who are using squatting to promote social change.
Trespass is self-managed, open access, and unfunded. It has an occasional schedule, looking to publish an issue between every 6 months and every year. It is be multidisciplinary and publishes work in different languages.
Trespass has two sections, namely theory and interventions:
Theory consists of online issues of the journal (see top menu). We aim to publish 5-6 peer-reviewed articles and working papers per issue of between 4,000 and 10,000 words on research topics connected to squatting and housing struggles worldwide. This theoretical section is peer-reviewed. We will have one academic peer reviewer and an activist one, although we know that the difference between both is often blurry. Reviewers would be selected for their knowledge of the subject matter, with a diversity of background preferred.
Interventions consists of blogposts made under editorial consideration (not peer-reviewed) and open to all formats (see posts below). The focus is on facilitating communication between squatters and activists worldwide. This section includes responses to previous submissions, letters, communiques, pictures, manifestos, news updates and calls for solidarity. We also welcome practical knowledge such as squatters handbooks and legal advice.