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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...

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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Yesterday, June 26, 2014, the American Supreme Court ruled that the Massachusetts legislation that used to enforce a 35-feet (barely 11 meters) buffer zone in front of abortion clinics was anti-constitutional...

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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...

Heydrich letter concerning the Final Solution

Letter of the Nazi administration concerning the “Endlösung der Judenfrage” (final solution to the Jewish question), 1942 It probably seems strange to be fighting against the notion of “solution.” After all,...

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Rainier Tower in Seattle by architect Minoru Yamasaki (1977) /// Photograph by Léopold Lambert (May 2014) Regular readers of The Funambulist will have noticed that I have been often referring to the...

US Mexico Border - photo by Leopold Lambert (7)

In the first days of my recent trip to the U.S./Canadian West Coast trip for Archipelago, I drove to San Diego and went to see the infamous materialization of the border...

Antony Gormley - Funambulist

Antony Gormley, Drawing from the series New York Drawings (1997-98) The following text was written for a roundtable seminar entitled Design, Politics and the Question of Form organized yesterday at the...

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Image: Alan Prohm The 53rd Funambulist Paper associates the editorial line of the forthcoming second volume centered around the body with an additional contribution to the series of texts about the...

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301 Rhode Island street in San Francisco /// Photograph by Léopold Lambert (April 2014): The following article is a sequel and a synthesis of two past articles. While the first one, written in...

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