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בית-منزل /// A Cartographic Manifesto Against Partitions and Borders Download a high-quality version of the map here (4.5MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) Before starting this article, I would like to...

gaza kids

The photograph above was taken on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, only a few seconds (if not fractions of seconds) before the four Palestinian kids were killed by an Israeli navy shell...

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...

manufacturing fear the sirens of tel aviv

Tel Aviv inhabitants evacuating beaches and shopping malls during siren alerts. Writing seems to be the only thing that does not make me feel completely powerless in front of the horror of...

In the continuity of the last article about the current Israeli dreadful siege on Gaza, this text will try to examine the way the Israeli army adopts legal tactics that supplies its...

Map Gaza

Map created by Léopold Lambert for The Funambulist (July 10, 2014) / Download a high-quality version of the map here (5MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) As the military siege on...

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...

Méditerranée sans frontières (Borderless Mediterranean Sea) by Sabine Réthoré (2013) /// found on Plateforme Art & Géo de Cartes Sensibles)  The map presented above is an artwork by Sabine Réthoré. It consists in a map of...

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...

Sound Tank

Panzer by Nik Nowak (2011) This article is relatively premature as I will soon read Steve Goodman’s Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear (MIT Press, 2012), as well as Hillel...

Hunger Steve McQueen - The Funambulist (1)

Still from Hunger (2008) by Steve McQueen In 1976, the British government withdrew the status of political prisoner to every detainees who had been imprisoned for having taken part in the Northern Irish...

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Film still from Infiltrators (2013) by Khaled Jarrar: woman climbing Israeli Wall to enter East Jerusalem Today is the annual day to commemorate the 1948 Nakba that led to the displacement...

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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...

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...

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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...

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