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Map Drones North East

Fragment of a US map showing no-fly zones for drones by Map Box In the recent days, two similar incidents were reported around the presidential residencies of France and the United States. On January 16,...

The Banlieue Inventory (The Funambulist 2014)

Maps created for the purpose of this article / Download them here in high resolution (11 MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) In the wake of the recent attacks against journalists and people shopping...

Canyon Cities (Leopold Lambert for The Funambulist 2015)

Canyon Cities (Detroit, Oakland, Paris) by Léopold Lambert (2015) / Download them here in high resolution (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) In a recent article entitled “Power Is Logistic: Let’s Shut Down Everything“, I...

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Vicissitudes by Jason deCaires Taylor in Grenada (2013) Discovering the underwater sculptures of Guyanese English artist Jason deCaires Taylor, in particular, Vicissitudes (2013) in the Caribbean Sea, made me want to write an extension...

Prosecutor-Evidence

Assistant state attorneys John Guy, left, and Bernie de la Rionda, right, display the hooded sweatshirt worn by Trayvon Martin the night he was shot by George Zimmerman. (Credit: AP) The...

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...

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Still from the film Concerning Violence by Göran Olsson (2013) This article intends to give a personal critique of the usual interpretation of violence in the work of Frantz Fanon, in particular in light of...

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...

Ukraine Protesters Mirror

Protesters in Ukraine holding mirrors to show the police their own reflection / Photograph extracted from the lecture ““How to Dress up a Police?,” by Ethel Baraona Pohl at the seminar Missions...

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...

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“In public space, no one can wear an outfit dissimulating the face. (“Law of October 11, 2010)” We can no longer allow others to turn our mucous membranes, our skin, all...

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Otto Lilienthal in 1893 A good way to articulate thoughts consists in a dialogue with friends; that is what I intend to do here, by basing my reflection about the Spinozist...

dogtooth weird dance

Still from Dogtooth (2009) by Yorgos Lanthimos The Funambulist Papers series — the second volume will be published in the first part of 2015 — continues today. I am happy to supply some...

Gaza cucumbers nov 6 2014

Gaza cucumbers transported towards the West Bank (Gisha, November 6, 2014) As occupied East Jerusalem currently provides us with more images of violence between the (armed) Israeli police and the (unarmed)...

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...

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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...

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The Palestinian government of Ramallah in May 2012 In the recent days, both Sweden and the United Kingdom parliaments moved ahead to give recognition to a State of Palestine. What sounds...

George Zimmerman Trial

Trayvon Martin’s hoodie as a piece of evidence during George Zimmerman’s trial (Gary W. Green / EPA / June 25, 2013) Text written last year for a publication that finally refused...

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...

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