For the past four years autonomous spaces that vary in nature but are run by virtually the same group of people have been operating in Kaunas, Lithuania. In the Lithuanian context, they are one of the most prominent recent attempts at continuous radical leftist political infrastructure. In the Central and Eastern European context, they are peculiar for not being connected to public housing struggles. This article draws an outline of their modes of operation and paradigmatic shifts by examining their history as well as theoretical and sociological material and using extensive interviews conducted with participants. Awareness of the complicated relation between meaningful separation and broader participation is suggested as a reflexive means of becoming hubs of political involvement.
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this semi-autonomousspace of social
experimentation to an object of securitization, which is seen as posing a threat not
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only locally but also nationally. What is so threatening about this seemingly
benevolent anarcho-hippie society of several thousand people?
The first issue is the sale of soft drugs on the notorious Pusher Street, which
in Christiania has been practiced since its inception. The regular raids by the police
never managed to eliminate it. The sale of drugs has