Stop to consider how the so-called owners of the land got hold of it. They simply seized it by force, afterwards hiring lawyers to provide them with title-deeds. In the case of the enclosure of the common lands, which was going on from about 1600 to 1850, the land-grabbers did not even have the excuse of being foreign conquerors; they were quite frankly taking the heritage of their own countrymen, upon no sort of pretext except that they had the power to do so. 1

.1 Orwell, George, “On the Origins of Property in Land”. Archived from the original on 4 November 2010. Retrieved 4 March 2012.

ENCLOSURE  was the legal process in England of consolidating (enclosing) small landholdings into larger farms since the 13th century. Once enclosed, use of the land became restricted and available only to the owner, and it ceased to be common land for communal use. It could be accomplished by buying the ground rights and all common rights to accomplish exclusive rights of use, which increased the value of the land. The other method was by passing laws causing or forcing enclosure, such as Parliamentary enclosure involving an Inclosure Act. The latter process of enclosure was sometimes accompanied by force, resistance, and bloodshed, and remains among the most controversial areas of agricultural and economic history in England. During the Georgian era, the process of enclosure created a landless working class that provided the labour required in the new industries developing in the north of England. For example: “In agriculture the years between 1760 and 1820 are the years of wholesale enclosure in which, in village after village, common rights are lost.” E. P. Thompson argues that “Enclosure (when all the sophistications are allowed for) was a plain enough case of class robbery.” 

Following enclosure, crop yields increased while at the same time labour productivity increased enough to create a surplus of labour. The increased labour supply is considered one of the causes of the Industrial Revolution. Karl Marx argued in Capital that enclosure played a constitutive role in the revolutionary transformation of feudalism into capitalism, both by transforming land from a means of subsistence into a means to realize profit on commodity markets (primarily wool in the English case), and by creating the conditions for the modern labour market by unifying smallholders and pastoralists into the mass of agricultural wage-labourers, i.e. those whose opportunities to exit the market declined as the common lands were enclosed. 2 

Owning land has inevitably a form, whether it is the actual shape of the field or the architectural form given to it. The form is the expression of power within a state and the over the borders. Portraits in the Renaissance had frequently, for background, the landscape owned by the figure in the painting. The portrait was therefore not just about the beauty of the art piece but rather about the value of the estate owned or connected to the person. 

From the Château de Versailles and its Gardens to the Parc de la Villette, one should never forget about that their existence always depends on an economical investment that generates an income either by their exploitation ( agriculture for Versailles cultural facilities in Villette ) and their worldwide representation of success ( like the Eiffel tower, its image value as Paris most iconic advertisement is worth much more than the free space of the Champ-de-Mars garden). Today we forget about these evidences, Basel, per example, has most of its land and public spaces owned by Pharmaceutical like Novartis, Roche and Basf. In Lausanne, the whole commercial neighborhood of Flon is also a private investment ( its square only exist due to the underground parking lot).

Our project is inevitably going to occupy land expropriated by our hypothetical inhabitants and investor. Acknowledging that occupying a territory of 2km automatically constructs a new landscape, we have to think on what is the forme of the surrounding of our bars. Unless all exploitation of our post-capitalist univers are inside the bar, the exterior surface needs an organization that needs to be designed, its form — if we agree that even the 0 degree rational design is a form by its opposition to other choices — is part of the overall construction connecting not only to a visual level but also to the distribution of life in the Plan Libre. Our platform, by it land occupation, holds in itself the same radical gesture than previous historical enclosure, but now, this territorial force is given the mass, to the inhabitants, to the collective empowerment.

.2 « Enclosure ». 2020. In Wikipedia.