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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...

strait-of-hormuz

This article aims to be in the continuity of the recent one about the Suez Canal and the geopolitics of submarine Internet cables, as well as a contribution to my first...

lo Squaderno

Originally published as “Invisible and Scrutinized Bodies,” in Andrea Pavoni (ed), Lo Squaderno 35 (March 2015) The following text will attempt to demonstrate that both processes that aim at making bodies either invisible...

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Middle East Telecommunication Map (TeleGeography 2015) On June 18, 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte’s French army lost the major battle of Waterloo in Belgium against a coalition gathering the United Kingdom, Prussia and...

Militarized Cairo - Photograph by Leopold Lambert (1)

Downtown street in Cairo / Photograph by Léopold Lambert (February 2015) While I was recently spending some time in Beirut and Cairo, one of the things that stroke me is the difficulty to...

Mahalaxmi Dhobighat - Photo by Leopold Lambert

Mahalaxmi Dhobighat (open-air laundry district) in Mumbai / Photo by Léopold Lambert (2009) Text originally written in French for my monthly “carte blanche” in Tracés Magazine (Switzerland) November 21, 2014 Architectures without architects...

Hebron

Download the map in high resolution (14 MB) and its close-up (2.1MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) This article is the third dedicated to Palestine in the form of a cartographic, photographic and...

The Two Faces of Ramallah - Map by Léopold Lambert for The Funambulist (2015)

“The Two Faces of Ramallah” / Download the map in high resolution (7.8 MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) I stayed in Ramallah a few weeks ago and was thus able to observe the amount...

Israeli Settlements - Map by Leopold Lambert

Map of the Israeli settlements cluster between Bethlehem and Hebron / Download it here in high resolution (8.4 MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) I came back yesterday from three weeks spent in...

11-Cinema (full cover)

The eleventh volume of The Funambulist Pamphlets that gathers and edits past articles of the blog about cinema is now officially published by Punctum Books in collaboration with the Center for Transformative Media at Parsons The New...

BlueSkyM

Inside the Mediterranean boat “Blue Sky M” (December 2014) / Source: Mediapart As we currently receive the most tragic news from off shore Lampedusa, with the probable death of over 300 migrants...

Joyous Machines Michael Landy and Jean Tinguely

Joyous Machines by Michael Landy and Jean Tinguely (1963) I am currently traveling for the purpose of Archipelago and did not find the appropriate time to write so far, so before...

Map Drones North East

Fragment of a US map showing no-fly zones for drones by Map Box In the recent days, two similar incidents were reported around the presidential residencies of France and the United States. On January 16,...

NIYAZ AZADIKHAH

Line 1 by Niyaz Azadikhah (2010) This 62nd Funambulist Paper is the last one of the second series dedicated to political and philosophical questions about the body, and the second volume...

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“You did not understand me Monsieur Nicolas…since yesterday the cartographic center is under the army’s tutelage, something that should have never stopped in the past.” All illustrations from François Schuiten & Benoit...

The Banlieue Inventory (The Funambulist 2014)

Maps created for the purpose of this article / Download them here in high resolution (11 MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) In the wake of the recent attacks against journalists and people shopping...

Canyon Cities (Leopold Lambert for The Funambulist 2015)

Canyon Cities (Detroit, Oakland, Paris) by Léopold Lambert (2015) / Download them here in high resolution (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) In a recent article entitled “Power Is Logistic: Let’s Shut Down Everything“, I...

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If you enjoy as much as me reading papers by Mimi Thi Nguyen (see our two conversations for Archipelago in 2013 and 2014), this 61st Funambulist Paper (and penultimate of the second series)...

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Vicissitudes by Jason deCaires Taylor in Grenada (2013) Discovering the underwater sculptures of Guyanese English artist Jason deCaires Taylor, in particular, Vicissitudes (2013) in the Caribbean Sea, made me want to write an extension...

English Bees

Today, I publish the 60th Funambulist Paper (23rd of the second series that will be published in the Second Volume by Punctum Books), written by Renisa Mawani (listen on Archipelago: “The Archive: Fragments and...

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