The seventh volume of The Funambulist Pamphlets that gathers and edits past articles (as well as additional illustrations) of the blog about what I came to call “Cruel Designs,” is now officially published by Punctum Books in collaboration with the Center for Transformative Media at Parsons The New School. You can either download the book as a PDF for free or order it online for the price of $7.00 or €6.00. Next volume to be published will be dedicated to Arakawa and Madeline Gins. Click here to see the other volumes of The Funambulist Pamphlets.
Thank you to Eileen Joy, Anna Kłosowska, Ed Keller, Jonas Staal and Eduardo McIntosh
Index of the Book
Introduction: What Is Cruel Design?
01/ Violence on the Body: A Manual for the French Police Escorting Illegal Immigrants
02/ The Handcuffs of the Future
03/ The Straightjacket & the Guillotine
04/ The Thanatopolitics of Death Penalty
05/ The Precise Design of Torture in Kafka’s Penal Colony
06/ What Constitutes “the Act of Killing”
07/ The Absolute Power of a Body over Another in Sade
08/ The Corset: “A Body Press,” Paradigm of the Violence of Design on the Body
09/ Carceral Treadmill
10/ To Design a Prison, or Not to Design a Prison: What About a Hippocratic Oath for Architects?
11/ From Student Design to Conservative Policies: Dutch Politician Fleur Agema’s Scheme as Revealed by Jonas Staal
12/ The Open Warehouse as the New Carceral Paradigm
13/ The Eastern State Penitentiary Panopticon: The Materialization of the Diagram and Its Fallibility
14/ The Ordinary Violence of the Colonial Apparatuses in the West Bank
15/ Cruel Bench
16/ Innocent Stairs ? The Killing Steps of the Mayans
17/ Sadian Architecture / An Architectural Narrative by Eduardo McIntosh