# THE FUNAMBULIST PAMPHLETS /// Volume 08: Arakawa + Madeline Gins Now Published


The eighth volume of The Funambulist Pamphlets that gathers and edits past articles (as well as additional illustrations) of the blog about the philosophical-poetic-artistic-architectural work of Arakawa, Madeline Gins and their Reversible Destiny Foundation 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 $17.00 or €15.00. This price is higher than usual and we apologize for it, but this specific pamphlet required its illustrations to be in color, hence this punctual raise within the series. Click here to see the other volumes of The Funambulist Pamphlets.

Thank you to Eileen Joy, Anna Kłosowska, Ed Keller, Madeline Gins, Joke Post, Momoyo Homma, Sheung Tang Luk, Shingo Tsuji, Stanley Shostak, Russel Hughes, Hiroko Nakatani, and Esther Cheung

Official page of The Funambulist Pamphlets Volume 08: ARAKAWA + MADELINE GINS on Punctum Books’ website.

Our species has made a declaration. Let us call this the Reversible Destiny Declaration. We will not just take it anymore. We will no longer throw ourselves into the mortality waste-baskets. Shall we put it in the following gentle but firm way? Oh yes we shall! Enough is enough. We have decided not to die. And how do we go about doing this? Through architectural procedures, made explicitly to help us reconfigure ourselves. If you do not yet know what an architectural procedure is, you will know soon. Start with this declaration, and never back away from it: we have decided not to die. ~Madeline Gins

Index of the Book

Introduction: Towards an Architecture of Joy
01/ Architectures of Joy: A Spinozist Reading of Parent/Virilio and Arakawa/Gins’s Architecture
02/ Applied Spinozism: Architectures of the Sky vs. Architectures of the Earth
03/ Architecture of the Conatus: “Tentative Constructing Towards a Holding in Place”
04/ Architectures of Joy: A Conversation Between Two Puzzle Creatures [Part A]
05/ Architectures of Joy: A Conversation Between Two Puzzle Creatures [Part B]
06/ Domesticity in the Reversible Destiny’s Architectural Terrains
07/ Reversible Destiny Loft in Action: A Tentative Report from a Resident by Shingo Tsuji
08/ A Subversive Approach to the Ideal Normalized Body
09/ The Counter-Biopolitical Bioscleave Experiment Imagined by Stanley Shostak
10/ Funambulist Paper #35 / DIY Biopolitics: The Deregulated Self by Russel Hughes
11/ Letter from Jean-Francois Lyotard to Arakawa and Madeline Gins
12/ Architectures for Non-Dying Creatures: The Artistic-Philosophical-Poetic-Architectural Work of Arakawa and Gins
13/ “All Men Are Sisters”: A Joy Named Madeline Gins