Sao Paulo – FLM

Source: Vice
Location Sao Paulo
Name Squatters/ Right to the city/ gentrification victims – FLM – Front in the Struggle for Housing
Community Level
Sector Housing Movement
Year of beginning 2003
People involved 80 thousands members
Who started the initiative (NGO, public administration, association) Members of FLM movement
Type of commons Abandoned buildings
Object The FLM is a movement created in 2003, reaching around 80 thousand members. It looks like the Movement of Homeless Rural Workers (MST), but which acts in urban areas. The movement aims to map abandoned properties in the downtown area in order to occupy them. Differently from European movements, Brazilian squats involve families of low-income workers and also immigrants who want to establish themselves in the country. In the centre of Sao Paulo there are over 60 buildings occupied, where cultural centers are built too.

This movement is very important because it stands for a direct and efficient response to the effects of gentrification.

Field Urban
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Sao Paulo

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Added: 8.06.18