On October 3, 1973, students occupied the house at Frauenstraße 24 in Münster in order to save it from demolition. A profitable new building was to be built on the same site, passing the needs of thousands of people looking for accommodation. On their own initiative, the residents transform the run-down old building into a home for people, art and politics. In the process, they encounter headwinds of a bureaucratic up to physical nature, expand the boundaries of the legal with those of the legitimate and, last but not least, experience a lot of solidarity.
By means of a comic, I tell the story of the almost ten-year-long struggle for the house and ask what remains of all this today. Affordable living space, self-governing cultural centres, defying the logic of capitalist exploitation: Are these old slogans, filed somewhere between ’68 and the fall of the wall? Many social problems from »back then« still exist. Is this a reason to finally come to terms with these conditions – or to desire to overcome them even more? And what if people feel alone with these questions as if they were left to their own devices?