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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...

08 novembre 2005

“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 ) / 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...

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...

middle-east-telecom-map-2015-x

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...

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