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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...

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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...

Race and the Education of Desire (Duke University Press, 1995) by Ann Laura Stoler constitutes an articulation of Michel Foucault‘s 1976-1984 History of Sexuality with the knowledge gathered by post-colonial studies....

Quarantine and Containment: David Garcia’s Vital Ethics /// Text originally written for DAMno41 Magazine The following text is inspired by a conversation I had on the 27th of September 2013, with...

berries after an ice storm: materialization of the supercooling phenomena Let us continue to think of the concept of life for Gilbert Simondon after Spinoza. In my knowledge, Spinoza never gives a...

Electric Chair by Andy Warhol (1964) There is still an existing political debate about whether of not a given society should adopt (perpetuate) death penalty as its ultimate judicial sentence. It...

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The guest writers series is now named “The Funambulist Papers” in preparation of the first volume of the same name (more about that soon). The 42nd episode of this series is...

Yesterday I was having an epistolary exchange with my friend, Philippe Theophanidis about a few notions that are examined in his forthcoming text for the Funambulist Papers series. In his text,...

I am in complete disagreement with American libertarian politicians like Ron Paul and his son, Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul as far as interior policies are concerned. However, one needs to...

The second volume of The Funambulist Pamphlets that gathers past articles of the blog, is now officially published by Punctum Books in collaboration with the Center for Transformative Media at Parsons...

Chronophotography of dancer Ami Shulman walking, (Montreal 2009) by Joseph Butch Rovan I have not mentioned the work of Henri Bergson very often in the past. I actually can remember of...

The recent manhunt of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Boston was probably quite shocking to many non-Americans – and probably some Americans too -, for the anachronism it constituted. The latter was caused by...

We see them so many times every day that we barely pay attention to them anymore. However, those little symbols of gender differentiation constitute the operative symbol of a society that...

The interior domestic terrain of the Bioscleave House by Arakawa + Gins As I recently started a whole section of the blog’s archives dedicated to the work of Shusaku Arakawa and...

In the 48th issue (Spring 2012) of the excellent journal Multitudes dedicated to the notion of “political counter-fiction”, Belgium sociologist Frédéric Claisse publishes an article entitled Contr(ôl)efiction: de l’Empire à l’Interzone...

The Power of Architecture – photomontage by the author (2012) Recently, I was lucky enough to be asked to write an article for the seventh issue of the Chilean journal SPAM...

Carceri d’invenzione by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1750) For the last ‘episode’ of this series of articles around the work of Michel Foucault, I would like to evoke the second favorite Foucauldian concept...

Although this title is very ambitious, the following article will only focus on Michel Foucault‘s reading of a specific architectural typology, the hospital, and even more specifically, the “physical” hospital rather...

The last ‘episode’ of this series was based on a text in which Gilles Deleuze was referring to a chapter of Discipline and Punish in order to analyze Michel Foucault‘s interpretation...

Panopticon plan by Jeremy Bentham (1791) In the last ‘episode’, I was evoking the will of Michel Foucault to be considered as a cartographer. In a text written for the journal...

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