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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...

ouvrir-venus-fw-2011-art-26

Dress by Yiqing Yin (photograph by Laurence Laborie) Topological Life: The Politics of Exchange between Membrane/Bodies (originally written for Berfrois based on the third episode of the Funambulist’s Simondon week) Topology...

mass arrival - Tings Chak Funambulist

Mass Arrival – Toronto, August 12, 2013 – Courtesy of Tings Chak Today’s Funambulist Paper is written by my friend Tings Chak whose work I admire for its brilliant articulation of...

Slaveshipposter-contrast

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...

Comme des Garcons - Erin Manning - Funambulist01

Comme des Garçons AW 2010/2011 Today’s Funambulist Paper complements well yesterday’s launch of the eighth volume of the Funambulist Pamphlets dedicated to the work of Arakawa and Madeline Gins since my guest, Erin...

08- Arakawa + Gins

The eighth volume of The Funambulist Pamphlets that gathers and edits past articles (as well as additional illustrations) of the blog about the philosophical-poetic-artistic-architectural work of Arakawa, Madeline Gins and their Reversible Destiny Foundation is...

Hannah Hoch-Platonische Liebe-1930

Platonic Love by Hannah Höch (1930) Here comes the fiftieth Funambulist Paper! This gives me the opportunity to say a huge thank you to the fifty-two contributors who greatly enriched the...

Prosecutor-Evidence

Trayvon Martin’s hoodie shown as a piece of evidence by the prosecution at George Zimmerman’s trial (July 2013) It has now been a few articles that I attempt to describe how...

Queer History of Fashion - Funambulist

Photographs from the exhibition “A Queer History of Fashion” at the New York Fashion Institute of Technology (2013) /  Suit worn by Marlene Dietrich – Skirt by Jean-Paul Gaultier This article...

V38_Lambert-2

The thirty-eighth issue of Volume entitled The Shape of Law has been recently released and I have the great chance to have a paper in it, in company of many friends...

joanne pouzenc

Many guest writers essays these days! In today’s text, Joanne Pouzenc, who is a Berlin-based architect and the organizer of post-capitalist architecture competitions at CollageLab (along with Philine Schneider), offers us a contemplation of...

Man for a Day workshop

Exemplary photograph on Diane Torr’s “Man for a Day” workshop’s website The principle of the drag king consists for a body recognized normatively as a woman to embody archetypical male characteristics...

meu utero nao pertence ao governo

Last Friday, Beatriz Preciado (see the several past articles) wrote a column in French newspaper Libération calling for a “strike of the uterus” in Spain in reaction to the law that...

800px-Nimrod_R1_Waddington_airshow_2009

Royal Air Force Nimrod XV230 named after the biblical character of Nimrod The forty-sixth Funambulist Papers comes from one of the most important current thinkers in political geography: Stuart Elden who...

Madeline Gins

Madeline Gins with Joke Post at the recent opening of the Biotopological Scale-Juggling Escalator on December 20, 2013 (photo by Momoyo Homma) This is not an obituary. Since yesterday morning Madeline...

still from Black Venus by Abdellatif Kechiche (2010) Saartjie Baartman (1789-1815), often known by her colonial nickname, the “Hottentot Venus,” is the tragic figure of the colonized body par excellence. During...

Young Vietnamese American soldier deployed in Iraq for the U.S. Army posing with the American flag and the South Vietnam flag (read the article for details) I am happy to open...

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