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levitown

A picture of a family infront of their Levittown house (Cape Cod design), Tony Linck for LIFE Magazine, 1947 /// Found by Olivia Ahn In the frame of a recent conversation...

Slaveshipposter-contrast

Stowage of the British slave ship Brookes under the regulated slave trade act of 1788. (Library of US Congress) In the previous article, I was evoking the architecture of the holocaust’s...

temple grandin

Dr. Temple Grandin is a professor at Colorado State University who wrote several books about autism and animal science. Her autism allowed her to a detailed perception of the animal behavior...

New York Racial Dot Map

Map of the five New York City boroughs represented by a dot per person living there / Dot Map / (blue: white / green: black / red: asian / yellow: hispanic /...

08- Arakawa + Gins

The eighth volume of The Funambulist Pamphlets that gathers and edits past articles (as well as additional illustrations) of the blog about the philosophical-poetic-artistic-architectural work of Arakawa, Madeline Gins and their Reversible Destiny Foundation is...

Police spray Ugandan opposition party leaders with coloured water during demonstrations in the capital Kampala

Two months ago, London mayor Boris Johnson declared its support to the water cannon as a potential anti-riot weapon for the London police. This comes as an additional step toward the...

Pergamon_Slideshow1

Today’s guest writer is Gastón Gordillo, professor in anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, to whom we owe the great work on Space and Politics, as well as...

When I first went to Chandigarh in 2009, I reasonably visited the main buildings designed by Le Corbusier, troubling the urban grid only by the rather conventional tour of Nek Chand’s...

The destruction of the Vendome Column, Paris. 1871 /// Photograph by Auguste Hippolyte Collard THE POSITIVE HOLES OF REVOLUTIONARY URBANISM /// (originally written in French for Swiss magazine Tracés as a...

The seventh volume of The Funambulist Pamphlets that gathers and edits past articles (as well as additional illustrations) of the blog about what I came to call “Cruel Designs,” is now officially published...

Quarantine and Containment: David Garcia’s Vital Ethics /// Text originally written for DAMno41 Magazine The following text is inspired by a conversation I had on the 27th of September 2013, with...

In Antic Rome, no General had the right to bring his army in the city, beyond the Rubicon that Julius Caesar dared crossing in 49 B.C. against the Roman legislation. In...

Still from The Law in these Parts by Ra’anan Alexandrowicz (2012) I recently watched Israeli director Ra’anan Alexandrowicz‘s fim, The Law in these Parts (merci Philippe) that unfolds the legal mechanisms...

Former American Embassy of Karachi by Richard Neutra & Robert Alexander It happens rather often that architecture offices have to hold on their documents and drawings for a while as the...

Last week, an interesting architectural debate occurred on Ethel Baraona Pohl‘s facebook about an award-winning project that proposed a hypothetical architectural project to relocate the population of the largest slum in...

Kinkaku-Ji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion) / 25th year of the Shōwa Era (1950) Beauty sometimes reaches level of intensity that can lead to pure pathology. The Jerusalem syndrome, for example, is...

Power of the Lines – Lines of Power /// text originally written in French for the 2012 issue of the journal of  ETH Zurich,  Trans entitled Stance (thank you to Stéphanie...

In 1956, Alain Resnais created a 20-minute long film entitled Toute la Mémoire du Monde (All the World’s Memory) that beautifully mixes documentary information with a fictitious style of filming and...

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