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Black Lives Matter shut down highway

The Black Lives Matter movement shutting down a highway (November 2014) This article is the third and last ‘episode’ around The Invisible Committee‘s new book, To Our Friends (Semiotext(e) & La Fabrique, 2014). The first episode...

dreyfuss

This article is intended to continue a specific part of the research started with Weaponized Architecture: the consideration of a normative body when creating objects and architecture (see other articles at the...

. TOPIE IMPITOYABLE: Les politiques corporelles du vêtement, du mur et de la rue Lecture recorded at L’Iselp in Brussels on October 16, 2014. The title of the presentation is the same...

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...

Melilla 2014

Mellila, October 22, 2014 / Photograph by José Palazón Making a photograph speak is a common journalistic exercise, yet it is a perilous one, since much of the image’s story remains unseen...

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...

quarantine liberia

Last Friday, the Liberian government has announced that it was lifting the quarantine that was enforced on the West Point neighborhood in Monrovia. For ten days, the 70,000 inhabitants of this...

Poster Arquine

Before resettling in Europe in September, I will be on the roads of Latin America to record a few conversations for Archipelago. In this context, I am honored to participate to the...

Neufert - A Arte de Projetar em Arquitetura-37

Ernst Neufert, Architects’ Data (1936) This new Funambulist Paper is written by friend Sofia Lemos, public programmer and researcher based in London, and with whom I have been sharing great interest for the...

10- Literature (full cover)

The tenth volume of The Funambulist Pamphlets that gathers and edits past articles of the blog about literature is now officially published by Punctum Books in collaboration with the Center for Transformative Media at Parsons The New School....

Torre David Eviction - photo by Jorge Silva

Evicted inhabitants of the Torre David / Photograph by Jorge Silva (July 2014) Yesterday, I received an email from a well-known art/design publisher describing, as an introduction, the on-going eviction of...

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...

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