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Rainer Tower Seattle Yamasaki photo by Leopold Lambert (1)

Rainier Tower in Seattle by architect Minoru Yamasaki (1977) /// Photograph by Léopold Lambert (May 2014) Regular readers of The Funambulist will have noticed that I have been often referring to the...

US Mexico Border - photo by Leopold Lambert (7)

In the first days of my recent trip to the U.S./Canadian West Coast trip for Archipelago, I drove to San Diego and went to see the infamous materialization of the border...

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Film still from Infiltrators (2013) by Khaled Jarrar: woman climbing Israeli Wall to enter East Jerusalem Today is the annual day to commemorate the 1948 Nakba that led to the displacement...

Antony Gormley - Funambulist

Antony Gormley, Drawing from the series New York Drawings (1997-98) The following text was written for a roundtable seminar entitled Design, Politics and the Question of Form organized yesterday at the...

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301 Rhode Island street in San Francisco /// Photograph by Léopold Lambert (April 2014): The following article is a sequel and a synthesis of two past articles. While the first one, written in...

MAP PARIS COMMUNE 1871 Leopold Lambert

On January 29, 2014, friends Mariabruna Fabrizi and Fosco Lucarelli posted an interesting article on Socks (check out their new interface!) based on photographs taken by Mike Ma of a map illustrating the chronology of...

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A picture of a family infront of their Levittown house (Cape Cod design), Tony Linck for LIFE Magazine, 1947 /// Found by Olivia Ahn In the frame of a recent conversation...

Interrogation Techniques Justice Department

My recent encounter with the document presented above reminded me of the article “Violence on the Body: A Manual for the French Police Escorting ‘Illegal’ Immigrants” that I wrote three years...

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Stowage of the British slave ship Brookes under the regulated slave trade act of 1788. (Library of US Congress) In the previous article, I was evoking the architecture of the holocaust’s...

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Dr. Temple Grandin is a professor at Colorado State University who wrote several books about autism and animal science. Her autism allowed her to a detailed perception of the animal behavior...

New York Racial Dot Map

Map of the five New York City boroughs represented by a dot per person living there / Dot Map / (blue: white / green: black / red: asian / yellow: hispanic /...

Police spray Ugandan opposition party leaders with coloured water during demonstrations in the capital Kampala

Two months ago, London mayor Boris Johnson declared its support to the water cannon as a potential anti-riot weapon for the London police. This comes as an additional step toward the...

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The thirty-eighth issue of Volume entitled The Shape of Law has been recently released and I have the great chance to have a paper in it, in company of many friends...

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Rarely an image would have known how to express the potential for a city to become a battlefield than this photomontage of Kiev’s Maidan Square before and after its occupation started...

After a few years of existence, Twitter has already acquired a certain mythology that gives it the ability to start revolutions among other arguable characteristics. Without caricaturing what Twitter can do...

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Today’s guest writer is Gastón Gordillo, professor in anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, to whom we owe the great work on Space and Politics, as well as...

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