The sixth issue of The Funambulist Magazine about “Object Politics,” similarly to its third issue (January-February 2016), dedicated to “Clothing Politics,” is dedicated to a scale of design that, sometimes, goes unnoticed in the examination of this relation: the scale of objects. Our bodies are surrounded by them, wear them, use them, and eat them. They are all precisely designed, and are involved in complex manufacturing systems, yet we often fail to address the political intensity of our interaction with them.
Editor-in-Chief: Léopold Lambert
Contributors: Jennifer Marley, Bhakti Shringarpure, Pascale Lapalud, Chris Blache, Manar Moursi, David Puig, Karim Kattan, Samir Harb, Françoise Vergès, Charmaine Chua, Gean Moreno, Ernesto Oroza, Unknown Fields (Liam Young & Kate Davies), Embassy for the Displaced, Alix Gallet & Sarah Almaki.
2 | FROM THE BLOG: “POLICE BRUTALITY IS A HOLLOW TERM”
4 | NATIVE RESISTANCE WITH THE RED NATION
6 | THE WORLD IN PALESTINE, PALESTINE IN THE WORLD
— MAIN /// OBJECT POLITICS
10 | INTRODUCTION
16 | GENDER & URBAN FURNITURE: A BENCH IS A BENCH IS A BENCH?
Pascale Lapalud & Chris Blache
20 | CAIRO CHAIRS: NOTES FROM SIDEWALK SALONS
Manar Moursi & David Puig
26 | “THE MUSEUM WILL BE WITHOUT OBJECTS”
28 | RAMALLAH’S MUKATAA: AN ARCHITECTURAL COLONIAL OBJECT
34 | BANANAS: RACISM, SEX, AND CAPITALISM
40 | THE CONTAINER: STACKING, PACKING, AND MOVING THE WORLD
46 | ARCHIPELAGO: A GLOBAL SYSTEM OF OBJECTS
Gean Moreno & Ernesto Oroza
50 | PHOTOGRAPHY: LANDSCAPES OF COLORS
54 | STUDENTS: BACKPACK AND PASSPORT FOR THE DISPLACED
Embassy for the Displaced
56 | STUDENTS: TRICKING BIOMETRICS
58 | STUDENTS: THE CONCRETE WALLS OF BAGHDAD