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anti-homeless spikes

There has been a recent outcry on the Internet after the wide spreading of a series of photographs showing metallic/concrete spikes on stone thresholds, planters and other surfaces that could potentially...

Sound Tank

Panzer by Nik Nowak (2011) This article is relatively premature as I will soon read Steve Goodman’s Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear (MIT Press, 2012), as well as Hillel...

Hunger Steve McQueen - The Funambulist (1)

Still from Hunger (2008) by Steve McQueen In 1976, the British government withdrew the status of political prisoner to every detainees who had been imprisoned for having taken part in the Northern Irish...

tomasvanhoutryve

Baseball field in Maryland as filmed by a drone /// Project by Tomas Van Houtryve The latest conversation I released for Archipelago was recorded on May 9, 2014 with Derek Gregory at the Peter...

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...

film_still-Infiltrators_by-Khaled-Jarrar__girl climbing wall

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...

IMG_0331

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...

levitown

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...

Slaveshipposter-contrast

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...

temple grandin

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...

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