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NYPD’s Domain Awareness System / Photograph by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters In a recent article (May 15, 2015), the investigative news platform Mediapart, reported the use of a crime predicting algorithm by the French Ministry of Interior...

Al-Karmil (Leopold Lambert for The Funambulist)

Maps created by Léopold Lambert for The Funambulist (June 2015) / Access a high-quality version here (12MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) Two recent events involving the policed/militarized evacuation of a swimming...

Rafah

Map created by Léopold Lambert for The Funambulist (2015) / Access a high-quality version here (12MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) This is the second article accounting to my current research about...

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The cast of The Expandables 3 at the 2014 Cannes Festival, momentarily contributing to the #BringBackOurGirls Campaign (May 18, 2014): a surely explicit symbol of the problem. Amrit’s Picks is a new series...

Palestinians run infront an israeli bulldozer as it destroy houses next to the border of Egypt at the Rafah refugee camp in the southern of Gaza Strip . Tusday Jan. 20.2004. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra).

Israeli army Caterpillar D9 bulldozer (2002) / This photograph by Khalil Harra is however not from Jenin but from Rafah (Gaza) This article consists in a way for me to articulate...

Maptorian_regions Manifesto

Map created by Léopold Lambert for The Funambulist (2015) / Access a high-quality version here (6MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) I made this map in complement of last week’s article that introduced...

Chinese Riot-Police Drill 01

Chinese anti-riot police exercising in a drill before the 25th anniversary of the 1989 student revolt (AFP/May 2014) I recently encountered a video showing a 2011 South Korean anti-riot police drill (watch...

Kurdistan - Jonas Staal

Local parliament in Cizîre, Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) / Photograph by Jonas Staal (2015) Last Tuesday, I attended a lecture of Dutch artist Jonas Staal at the Centre for Research Architecture in...

Map Gilo Settlement Jerusalem - Leopold Lambert for The Funambulist

Map created by Léopold Lambert for The Funambulist (May 2015) / Download a high-quality version of them here (8.1MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) The Israeli settlement of Gilo (26,929 inhabitants),...

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Photograph from the “Breaking the Silence” report The Israeli organization Breaking the Silence has just released a 237-page report of soldier’s testimonies following the dreadful siege on Gaza in July and August 2014,...

Cairo's objects - Photo by Leopold Lambert (3)

Objects of Cairo: Excavating the City’s Narratives ///  Originally written for Mohamed el-Shahed and published on Cairobserver  How difficult it is to write about a city you barely know but that had a...

Le Corbusier - Expo Pompidou (2)

Le Corbusier’s Modulor / Fondation Le Corbusier (1957) 2015 is the year of the 50th anniversary of Charles-Edouard Jeanneret aka Le Corbusier‘s death. As usual, this kind of dates triggers a series of cultural...

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“Collapse” / Photograph by Léopold Lambert in Aulnay-sous-Bois during the 2005 revolt THE BANLIEUES /// In last January, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls described the situation of the French banlieues (suburbs) as “a...

New Egyptian capital - SOM

Masterplan for a new Egyptian Capital by Skidmore Owings, & Merrill (2015) About a month ago, the General el-Sisi’s administration announced that the Egyptian government will be soon building a new capital...

Levant April 2015 Léopold Lambert for The Funambulist

Maps created by Léopold Lambert for The Funambulist (April 2015) / Download a high-quality version of them here (5.5MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) The following article is not an analysis of the...

Rachel-Corrie

Rachel Corrie confronting a Israeli army bulldozer before being killed by it (March 13, 2003) A few months ago, I learned that Judith Butler was going to give a lecture at the London...

The Funambulist Papers (full cover)

I am very happy to announce that the second volume of The Funambulist Papers and its 26 great contributions are now published by punctum books in association with the Center for Transformative Media...

The Village under the Forest2

Still from The Village under the Forest by Mark J Kaplan and Heidi Grunebaum (2013) Too often along the lines of the work articulated here, I tend to propose a vision of Palestine that...

Carcel de San Pedro

Carcel de San Pedro in La Paz / Photographs by Martin Konerding & Erik Fantasia As many of you know, the topic of the prison is a particularly important one on The...

Soderbergh Steven - The Knick02

Still from The Knick by Steven Soderbergh (2014) The Hospital as a Laboratory: The Production of Medical Knowledge Through the Bodies, originally written for L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui 405 Therapeutic Architecture (March 2015) In one of the lectures...

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