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Soderbergh Steven - The Knick02

Still from The Knick by Steven Soderbergh (2014) The Hospital as a Laboratory: The Production of Medical Knowledge Through the Bodies, originally written for L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui 405 Therapeutic Architecture (March 2015) In one of the lectures...

Militarized Cairo - Photograph by Leopold Lambert (1)

Downtown street in Cairo / Photograph by Léopold Lambert (February 2015) While I was recently spending some time in Beirut and Cairo, one of the things that stroke me is the difficulty to...

Mahalaxmi Dhobighat - Photo by Leopold Lambert

Mahalaxmi Dhobighat (open-air laundry district) in Mumbai / Photo by Léopold Lambert (2009) Text originally written in French for my monthly “carte blanche” in Tracés Magazine (Switzerland) November 21, 2014 Architectures without architects...

Hebron

Download the map in high resolution (14 MB) and its close-up (2.1MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) This article is the third dedicated to Palestine in the form of a cartographic, photographic and...

The Two Faces of Ramallah - Map by Léopold Lambert for The Funambulist (2015)

“The Two Faces of Ramallah” / Download the map in high resolution (7.8 MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) I stayed in Ramallah a few weeks ago and was thus able to observe the amount...

Israeli Settlements - Map by Leopold Lambert

Map of the Israeli settlements cluster between Bethlehem and Hebron / Download it here in high resolution (8.4 MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) I came back yesterday from three weeks spent in...

9-Les Halles de Baltard et le Paris perdu

Les Halles de Baltard et le Paris perdu. Jour by François Schuiten, 2012 © Schuiten / Casterman A PALIMPSEST CALLED PARIS: FRANCOIS SCHUITEN AND BENOIT PEETERS’S URBAN FICTIONS Written for DAMN Magazine 48...

Canyon Cities (Leopold Lambert for The Funambulist 2015)

Canyon Cities (Detroit, Oakland, Paris) by Léopold Lambert (2015) / Download them here in high resolution (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) In a recent article entitled “Power Is Logistic: Let’s Shut Down Everything“, I...

body and slope01

Still of Only the Bad Sleep Well by Akira Kurosawa (1960) HOMAGE TO GRAVITY: Architecture and the Body /// An exhibition proposal for the 2013 Young Curator Program at the Canadian...

Yoro Park 05 - Photo by Leopold Lambert

Elliptical Field – Site of Reversible Destiny Yoro by Arawaka and Madeline Gins (1995) Photograph by Léopold Lambert I had recently the great chance to (re)visit two of the three architectures designed...

Avis d'expulsion

On March 29, 2013, Stéphane Raffalli, the mayor of Ris-Orangis, a 25,000-inhabitant town of the South suburbs of Paris, issued a municipal order to evict and destroy a shantytown where more than...

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A few weeks ago, I was asked to write a text for The Fall Semester, an in situ (Miami) and online symposium that occurred last week. I figured that it would be a...

Chenonceau WWII

When visiting for the second time the Chateau de Chenonceau (Indre et Loire, France) last week, I could not help but notice an important aspect of the chateau’s history in the...

Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH

What is interesting in giving talks is the potentiality of a dialogue with the people who are kind enough to come listen and often question the formulation if not the founding...

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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