The Funambulist
Brasilia and Algers

Above: Original master plan of Brasilia by Lúcio Costa (1957) Below: Map of Algiers’s Casbah with its streets’ names I recently had the chance to visit Brazil’s capital city, Brasilia, in...

São Paulo - Funambulist 2014

Typical entrances to upper social class housing buildings in São Paulo (all photographs by Léopold Lambert) I am finishing a trip in Latin America (Mexico City, Santiago, Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Rio de...

Faawar - Hilal - photo by Adam Ferguson NYT

The new public square of Fawwar refugee camp Photograph by Adam Ferguson for the New York Times A few days ago, the New York Times exceptionally published an interesting article about...

Colony 1209 Bushwick

Two screenshots from the website of “Colony 1209″ in Bushwick (New York) Last month, one more of these outrages with little investigative depth (see past article for another one) occurred on...

Political Cartography of Palestine (Léopold Lambert Funambulist

Map created by Léopold Lambert for The Funambulist (August 2014) Download a high-quality version of the map here (5MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) In the two last months, much information...

gaza destroyed home

On July 13, 2014, Palestinian Gaza-based journalist Mohammed Omer wrote the following tweet: “Most difficult moment for a father: split his children in all corners of the house or all in...

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Erez Crossing: one of the only land access to Gaza While I am writing these words, the Israeli army is starting its land invasion of the Gaza strip, thus providing the...

Map Gaza

Map created by Léopold Lambert for The Funambulist (July 10, 2014) / Download a high-quality version of the map here (5MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) As the military siege on...

Weaponized Urbanity - Leopold Lambert and Demilit

Article written for DAMn Magazine 45 about the 34th Archipelago conversation with Demilit /// On May 2, 2014, I took a walk in downtown Oakland with the three members of Demilit, Bryan Finoki,...

The Banlieue Archipelago (Léopold Lambert for The Funambulist 2014)

Maps created for the purpose of this article / Download them here in high resolution (7.1 MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) As I recently wrote in an article about Mathieu Kassowitz’s La Haine, I will...

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Palestinian home destruction in East Jerusalem (January 2014) / Photograph by Tali Mayer/Activestills.org As I have been writing in the past, I try to refrain myself from writing about the phenomenal aspects...

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Still from La Haine by Mathieu Kassovitz (1995) If, like me, you were a French teenager in the 1990s, you probably have a powerful remembrance of Mathieu Kasovitz’s La Haine (1995), in particular of...

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Excerpt of the forthcoming book Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention by Tings Chak (2014) The last podcast published on Archipelago is a conversation with Tings Chak, Toronto-based migrant justice organizer (as part of the organization...

anti-homeless spikes

There has been a recent outcry on the Internet after the wide spreading of a series of photographs showing metallic/concrete spikes on stone thresholds, planters and other surfaces that could potentially...

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