The Funambulist

The fifth volume of The Funambulist Pamphlets that gathers and edits past articles (as well as additional photographs) of the blog about Occupy Wall Street, is now officially published by Punctum Books in collaboration with...

I realize that I always write about the violence unfolded by architecture’s physicality on the bodies. However, there is a more or less implicit corollary to this affirmation that can be...

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

Winning entry of the New State Danish Prison by C. F. Møller Architects (2010) Thanks to my friends Mariabruna and Fosco (Microcities/Socks), I got to learn that the French department of...

Power of the Lines – Lines of Power /// text originally written in French for the 2012 issue of the journal of  ETH Zurich,  Trans entitled Stance (thank you to Stéphanie...

It has been a while now that I am accumulating articles that address the philosophical or/and political dimension of the human (and sometimes non-human) body. I decided therefore to add one...

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...

Prosthetic Aesthetics by Lawrence Lek (2012) Today I want to talk (once again) about the body and its relationship to design by presenting five young (four of them are less than...

A Body of Gezi Park. 31 May 2013. From Yücel Tunca via Nar Photos. For the last five days, the small park of Gezi near Taksim square in Istanbul has been...

Aarhus-based architect James Martin was kind enough to share with me the small book he created (with the help of my friends Ben Clement and Sebastian de la Cour) around, what...

What is wrong with these pictures? Start maybe by looking at them all. The landscapes that they show are beautiful and seem to be almost untouched by humans. The problem is...

The space beyond the walls: Defensive “a-legal” sanctuaries (originally written for the Wheelwright Prize – failed) Considered purely in the abstract, the law appears to be a tool which makes strict...

The immanent domain (see third letter) – Dharavi in Mumbai / Photograph by Léopold Lambert (2009) FIRST LETTER (New York on July 12th 2012) /// Dear Lucy, I read your essay...

Destruction of the Glencairn Tower in Motherwell (near Glasgow) / Photograph by Sam Hardie Explosions are so ubiquitous in Hollywood Cinema, and the emotion is so intense when one torn-down reality...

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...

Israeli settlement of Rimmonim on the road from Ramallah to Jericho I am not quite sure to know the reasons that made me take so much time to write this article,...

Wind map of the US North East (detail of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York & Connecticut). Map modified by the author based on the wind patterns/data of the fantastic wind project...

Original Scheme of Fleur Agema’s Prison project as she imagined it in 1999 Few days ago, Daniel Fernandez Pascual posted a very interesting project on his fantastic Deconcrete. Entittled Closed Architecture,...

As I mentioned in one the most recent articles,  I was feeling odd never to have dedicated a full article to the fascinating machine invented by Franz Kafka in his short...

Aleppo, January 29, 2013. (Reuters/Zain Karam) As an introduction to this article, I would like to say that I have been hesitant to write the latter as many of the thirty...

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