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Bao Steel #8 / Manufactured Landscapes series by Edward Burtynsky What is Nature? An article written for the sixth issue (Summer 2015) of Too Much Magazine of Romantic Geography /// As this...

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NYPD’s Domain Awareness System / Photograph by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters In a recent article (May 15, 2015), the investigative news platform Mediapart, reported the use of a crime predicting algorithm by the French Ministry of Interior...

Rafah

Map created by Léopold Lambert for The Funambulist (2015) / Access a high-quality version here (12MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) This is the second article accounting to my current research about...

Palestinians run infront an israeli bulldozer as it destroy houses next to the border of Egypt at the Rafah refugee camp in the southern of Gaza Strip . Tusday Jan. 20.2004. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra).

Israeli army Caterpillar D9 bulldozer (2002) / This photograph by Khalil Harra is however not from Jenin but from Rafah (Gaza) This article consists in a way for me to articulate...

Chinese Riot-Police Drill 01

Chinese anti-riot police exercising in a drill before the 25th anniversary of the 1989 student revolt (AFP/May 2014) I recently encountered a video showing a 2011 South Korean anti-riot police drill (watch...

Kurdistan - Jonas Staal

Local parliament in Cizîre, Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) / Photograph by Jonas Staal (2015) Last Tuesday, I attended a lecture of Dutch artist Jonas Staal at the Centre for Research Architecture in...

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Photograph from the “Breaking the Silence” report The Israeli organization Breaking the Silence has just released a 237-page report of soldier’s testimonies following the dreadful siege on Gaza in July and August 2014,...

Cairo's objects - Photo by Leopold Lambert (3)

Objects of Cairo: Excavating the City’s Narratives ///  Originally written for Mohamed el-Shahed and published on Cairobserver  How difficult it is to write about a city you barely know but that had a...

Le Corbusier - Expo Pompidou (2)

Le Corbusier’s Modulor / Fondation Le Corbusier (1957) 2015 is the year of the 50th anniversary of Charles-Edouard Jeanneret aka Le Corbusier‘s death. As usual, this kind of dates triggers a series of cultural...

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“Collapse” / Photograph by Léopold Lambert in Aulnay-sous-Bois during the 2005 revolt THE BANLIEUES /// In last January, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls described the situation of the French banlieues (suburbs) as “a...

New Egyptian capital - SOM

Masterplan for a new Egyptian Capital by Skidmore Owings, & Merrill (2015) About a month ago, the General el-Sisi’s administration announced that the Egyptian government will be soon building a new capital...

Rachel-Corrie

Rachel Corrie confronting a Israeli army bulldozer before being killed by it (March 13, 2003) A few months ago, I learned that Judith Butler was going to give a lecture at the London...

The Village under the Forest2

Still from The Village under the Forest by Mark J Kaplan and Heidi Grunebaum (2013) Too often along the lines of the work articulated here, I tend to propose a vision of Palestine that...

Soderbergh Steven - The Knick02

Still from The Knick by Steven Soderbergh (2014) The Hospital as a Laboratory: The Production of Medical Knowledge Through the Bodies, originally written for L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui 405 Therapeutic Architecture (March 2015) In one of the lectures...

strait-of-hormuz

This article aims to be in the continuity of the recent one about the Suez Canal and the geopolitics of submarine Internet cables, as well as a contribution to my first...

lo Squaderno

Originally published as “Invisible and Scrutinized Bodies,” in Andrea Pavoni (ed), Lo Squaderno 35 (March 2015) The following text will attempt to demonstrate that both processes that aim at making bodies either invisible...

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Middle East Telecommunication Map (TeleGeography 2015) On June 18, 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte’s French army lost the major battle of Waterloo in Belgium against a coalition gathering the United Kingdom, Prussia and...

Mahalaxmi Dhobighat - Photo by Leopold Lambert

Mahalaxmi Dhobighat (open-air laundry district) in Mumbai / Photo by Léopold Lambert (2009) Text originally written in French for my monthly “carte blanche” in Tracés Magazine (Switzerland) November 21, 2014 Architectures without architects...

Hebron

Download the map in high resolution (14 MB) and its close-up (2.1MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) This article is the third dedicated to Palestine in the form of a cartographic, photographic and...

The Two Faces of Ramallah - Map by Léopold Lambert for The Funambulist (2015)

“The Two Faces of Ramallah” / Download the map in high resolution (7.8 MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) I stayed in Ramallah a few weeks ago and was thus able to observe the amount...

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