The Funambulist

My regular readers would have understood that I develop a certain amount of quasi-pathological obsessions for a certain amounts of ideas or concepts that tend to come back regularly in my...

The Political Archipelago /// artwork by the author The Political Archipelago: For a New Paradigm of Territorial Sovereignty /// text originally written in French for the monthly column “Le Funambule” in...

Israeli settlement of Rimmonim on the road from Ramallah to Jericho I am not quite sure to know the reasons that made me take so much time to write this article,...

Map of the Gaza Strip (Dec 2011) /// United Nations Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs in Occupied Palestinian Territory I think that many of us are infuriated in front...

map of the American military apparatuses on and around Manhattan as well as the strike records of the day / Map by Léopold Lambert Two funerals, two faces of Manhattan. The...

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Shipping containers fortifying the Lahore Press Club in preparation for protests against the anti-Islamic film Innocence of Muslims madeby convicted felon Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. Photographer unknown. First of all, I would...

The Palestinian Archipelago: Island of Al Walajah surrounded by reefs /// Metaphorical map by the author To mark the unfortunate anniversary of the Separation Barrier whose construction has been started ten...

Visualizing Palestine is an open collective which attempts to demonstrate graphically the injustice to which the Palestinians are subjected to in the current apartheid -or colonization depending on whether you consider...

Map extracted from the document about the Link by Aix Group (2010) In 2010 the French NGO Aix Group released a 60 page document which introduces the challenges and propositions that...

The Palestinian Archipelago: Salfit (drawn by the author) I recently had the chance to write a short article for the Mexican magazine Arquine which was dedicating its last dossier to the...

As architects, we unconsciously tend not to associate necessarily the plans we draw with the notion of map. However, both of those two objects register in the same process of cartographic...

I got the chance last week, to curate a small  cine-club session organized by Danielle Willems (see her essay for the Funambulist) who was kind enough to ask me so. I...

image from BLDG BLOG I recently ran into a three years old article that Geoff Manaugh wrote for his BLDG BLOG about the peculiar legal status of the town of Baarle-Hertog....

map extracted from the OCHA map: the green line is the 1949 armistice line separating Israel from the legal Palestinian territory, purple stains are settlements, orange stains are Palestinian villages, the...

pictures: Stephen Walter (above) and Sohei Nishino’s (below) maps of London Maps, in our imaginary, carry much more objectivity than they actually do in reality. We can probably explain that by...

Zagreb Society of Architects, Think Space, after organizing a brilliant competition entitled Urban Borders (see the winners in a previous article), now launches another competition called Geopolitical Borders. This is a...

picture: La Maison Baroque, from Gilles Deleuze, The Fold (1993) Diagram: from Old French diagramme, from Greek, dia across/through, gramma something written, letter of the alphabet, that which is marked out...

Daniel Fernandez Pascual recently published on Deconcrete an article as short as interesting about New Orleans’ “shotguns houses”. In fact, those houses have been shaped by the fact that tax applied...

What I call Palestinian Archipelago is the group of “islands” within the West Bank in which since the Oslo Accords (1993) Palestinian have security and civil control (Zone A) and security...

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