The Funambulist
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...

OWS Leopold Lambert

A  daily General Assembly at Occupy Wall Street (October 2011) / Photograph by Léopold Lambert This second episode dedicated to The Invisible Committee‘s book, To Our Friends (Semiotext(e) & La Fabrique, 2014) will consist in a...

Mexico City demonstration nov 20 2014

Massive demonstration on the Zócalo in Mexico City (Nov. 20, 2014) As announced in the previous article, I will dedicate three ‘episodes’ to the new book written by The Invisible Committee, To Our Friends.  The...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Comic Zombies

Excerpt from Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2012) I am currently reading To Our Friends (La Fabrique, Semiotext(e), 2014) (by that I mean that I started...

. 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...

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...

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....

140420_The Architecture of Migrant Detention_Draft with letterin

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...

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French soldier in 1916 / Bibliothèque Nationale de France The following article is based on the reading of Peter Sloterdijk‘s Terror from the Air (Semiotext(e), 2007), as well as the inspiration provided...

09- Science Fiction (full cover)

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

Bose_Gandhi_1938

Mahatma Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose (wearing a Gandhi cap) in 1938 Thanks to Mimi Thi Nguyen, I got to read Clothing Matters: Dress and Identity in India (University of Chicago...

Marianne-Wex--Let's-Take-Back-Our-Space-16

Excerpt of the book “Let’s Take Back our Space”: ‘Female’ and ‘Male’ Body Language as a Result of Patriarchal Structures by Marianne Wex (Frauenliteraturverlag Hermine Fees, 1979). Regular readers of the...

Hana Tajima

Hana Tajima, a designer that creates apparels that include hijab for some of them, and not for some others (courtesy of the artist) In 2004, the French government presided by Jacques...

800px-Nimrod_R1_Waddington_airshow_2009

Royal Air Force Nimrod XV230 named after the biblical character of Nimrod The forty-sixth Funambulist Papers comes from one of the most important current thinkers in political geography: Stuart Elden who...

Young Vietnamese American soldier deployed in Iraq for the U.S. Army posing with the American flag and the South Vietnam flag (read the article for details) I am happy to open...

Race and the Education of Desire (Duke University Press, 1995) by Ann Laura Stoler constitutes an articulation of Michel Foucault‘s 1976-1984 History of Sexuality with the knowledge gathered by post-colonial studies....

07- Cruel Designs (full cover)

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...

The new issue of MAS Context dedicated to Narratives used by graphic novels and comics to question architecture is guest edited by architectural scholar Koldo Lus Arana and architect-cartoonist Klaus. In...

06- Palestine (full cover)

The sixth volume of The Funambulist Pamphlets that gathers and edits past articles (as well as additional photographs) of the blog about Palestine, is now officially published by Punctum Books in collaboration with the Center for...

As announced in the previous article about the “thanatopolitics of death penalty,” I will propose a review of the book Les corps vils : Expérimenter sur les êtres humains aux XVIIIe et...

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