Steinfurter Straße

In December 1981 students in need of accommodation occupied a building formerly belonging to Coca Cola. They demanded that the complex of empty administrative offices be turned into a student hall of residence to alleviate the catastrophic housing situation at the time.

As of August 1990, an emergency accommodation shelter in Steinfurter Straße was occupied in an effort to support Moroccan students. As the autonomous group noted, ‘The students have been represented since February 1990 by a right-wing student union, which has attempted, together with the university administration, to drive the Moroccans out of the emergency shelter. For months the squatters were forced to occupy the premises on their behalf.’ Eventually the squatters were able to convince the authorities to set up an emergency shelter in Grevener Straße.