Squatter, rather like the word blogger, sounds like a pernicious term. But over the past 30 years in this part of London vacant buildings have been transformed by these enlightened, rather than benighted, people.
If East London is going to be bigger and better than Silicon Valley, then it won’t just just be innovative start-ups, back-up cash, Government initiatives, VCs, angels and the media that will make it happen. It will be nifty little ideas like these that will.
Naturally, as a tight-fisted bastard who uses words rather than money to put these things about, I haven’t contributed to the campaign to raise £25K to open up the Shoreditch Village Hall. But I would suggest that it’s worth £1, £10, £25, £35, £50, £100, £200, £365 or £1,500 of anybody’s money.
They need about £15,558 by June 9th to make it happen.