In the turbulent 1970s, VU Amsterdam made a transformation from a small reformed elite university to a broad and democratic institution. This did not happen without a struggle. The radical left-wing student movement, led by the SRVU Students' Union, made itself heard. In 1972, the struggle over the establishment of a university council even led to the occupation of the VU main building. View the occupation pamphlets and photos from that time, and read about the context of this democratization battle.
Documentary “Dit is het begin (This is the beginning)”
In "Dit is het begin" former occupier Jochum de Graaf and documentary maker Willem Wisselink look back at the footage from 1972 with other former occupiers. How was it then? And how do they look back on it now? The documentary was made possible by a grant from the VUVereniging and will be presented during the exhibition.