The Funambulist
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...

Interrogation Techniques Justice Department

My recent encounter with the document presented above reminded me of the article “Violence on the Body: A Manual for the French Police Escorting ‘Illegal’ Immigrants” that I wrote three years...

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 /...

Hannah Hoch-Platonische Liebe-1930

Platonic Love by Hannah Höch (1930) Here comes the fiftieth Funambulist Paper! This gives me the opportunity to say a huge thank you to the fifty-two contributors who greatly enriched the...

Prosecutor-Evidence

Trayvon Martin’s hoodie shown as a piece of evidence by the prosecution at George Zimmerman’s trial (July 2013) It has now been a few articles that I attempt to describe how...

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The thirty-eighth issue of Volume entitled The Shape of Law has been recently released and I have the great chance to have a paper in it, in company of many friends...

joanne pouzenc

Many guest writers essays these days! In today’s text, Joanne Pouzenc, who is a Berlin-based architect and the organizer of post-capitalist architecture competitions at CollageLab (along with Philine Schneider), offers us a contemplation of...

Adrienne Hart - Neon Dance

Image by Alexander Schneider for Neon Dance featuring Jennifer Essex. The second volume of The Funambulist Papers (see here for the first one) will be dedicated to questions surrounding the body. As...

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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...

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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...

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...

Inonsensu 09 (Locus Solus District)

The forty-sixth Funambulist Paper, written by Nandita Biswas Mellamphy, closes this series of nine texts that invoke the philosophy of Gilbert Simondon (three of which were written by guest writers). Entitled...

One Flat Thing Reproduced by Choreographer William Forsythe (2008)  /// Photograph by Michel Cavalca A few months ago, I presented the work of dancer/philosopher Erin Manning and her book, Relationscape (MIT...

March for the third month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street on November 17, 2011 /// Photograph by Léopold Lambert The two last episodes of this “Simondon week” has been familiarizing us...

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The fifth episode of the “Simondon week” is rather special as it is also the forty-fourth Funambulist Papers that friend Sarah Choukah was kind enough to write for us. Sarah shares...

berries after an ice storm: materialization of the supercooling phenomena Let us continue to think of the concept of life for Gilbert Simondon after Spinoza. In my knowledge, Spinoza never gives a...

Alexandros Tsamis, Surrogate House, MIT 2010. In the second episode of this “Simondon week,” I was evoking the instance of the wood evoked by Gilbert Simondon to address the question of...

Gilbert Simondon is often approached through his writings about technical objects, in particular, through his 1958 book On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects (translated in English by friends Nandita...

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