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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...

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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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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Yesterday, June 26, 2014, the American Supreme Court ruled that the Massachusetts legislation that used to enforce a 35-feet (barely 11 meters) buffer zone in front of abortion clinics was anti-constitutional...

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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...

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...

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Baseball field in Maryland as filmed by a drone /// Project by Tomas Van Houtryve The latest conversation I released for Archipelago was recorded on May 9, 2014 with Derek Gregory at the Peter...

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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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Antony Gormley, Drawing from the series New York Drawings (1997-98) The following text was written for a roundtable seminar entitled Design, Politics and the Question of Form organized yesterday at the...

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Yesterday (May 8, 2014), newspaper Le Monde published an article written by Delphine Roucaute, about the method used by French immigration services in order to judge whether an undocumented body is younger or older than 18 years old....

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Every time we refer to recently deceased lawyer Jacques Vergès, it seems like some discursive precautions need to be taken. This is likely to be because commentators stop at the name...

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