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Artwork by Mustafa al Hallaj (1938-2002) The 59th Funambulist Paper, “Palestine Made Flesh” is the continuation of a fantastic conversation I had with Sophia Azeb in last April for Archipelago. Back then, we had...

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...

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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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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)...

. TOPIE IMPITOYABLE: Les politiques corporelles du vêtement, du mur et de la rue Lecture recorded at L’Iselp in Brussels on October 16, 2014. The title of the presentation is the same...

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...

Avis d'expulsion

On March 29, 2013, Stéphane Raffalli, the mayor of Ris-Orangis, a 25,000-inhabitant town of the South suburbs of Paris, issued a municipal order to evict and destroy a shantytown where more than...

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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...

quarantine liberia

Last Friday, the Liberian government has announced that it was lifting the quarantine that was enforced on the West Point neighborhood in Monrovia. For ten days, the 70,000 inhabitants of this...

Political Cartography of Palestine (Léopold Lambert Funambulist

Map created by Léopold Lambert for The Funambulist (August 2014) Download a high-quality version of the map here (5MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) In the two last months, much information...

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Guantanamo bay detainees, blindfolded, ear-muffed, gloved and hooded, awaiting processing (source: Wikileaks) The 49th conversation I had for Archipelago was a conversation with A. Naomi Paik about her forthcoming book, Rightlessness, which examines the American...

When the Walls Fall

Poster created for the French newspaper L’Humanité and its daily series “Affiches pour Gaza” – Original version in French (my translation) / Download the high-quality version here I started writing this...

Gaza

Maps created by Léopold Lambert for The Funambulist (August 3, 2014) / Download a high-quality version of the three maps here (13.2MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) The horror continues to...

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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...

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...

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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