The Funambulist Nº2

Suburban Geographies

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2015

The first issue of The Funambulist Magazine argues that all cities contain a certain degree of militarization. From Lahore to Oakland, CA, the use of walls and other architectural apparatuses of control vary; yet, they all bear witness of the will for architecture to organize bodies in space.

Editor-in-Chief: Léopold Lambert

Contributors: Mona Fawaz, Mona Harb, Ahmad Gharbieh, Sadia Shirazi, Mohamed Elshahed, Bryan Finoki, Javier Arbona, Nick Sowers, Nora Akawi, Philippe Theophanidis, James Martin, Zulaikha Ayub, Ylan Vo, and Maeve Elder

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CONTENTS ///

2 | INTRODUCTION: SUBURBAN GEOGRAPHIES
Léopold Lambert

8 | FRENCH BANLIEUES: NEIGHBORHOODS IN A STATE OF EXCEPTION
Hacène Belmessous

14 | RAMALLAH: THE SUBURBAN HOMES OF THE NEW PALESTINIAN MIDDLE CLASS
Tina Grandinetti

20 | JOHANNESBURG: THE TEXTURES OF FREEDOM AND ITS ABROGATION IN POST-APARTHEID SUBURBS
Angelo Fick

26 | BRASILIA: MISSES AND MISFITS
Antonádia Borges

32 | AMERICAN SUBURBIA: GENDER PRODUCTION, CONTESTED SPACES, AND BODY EXCLUSION
Olivia Ahn

38 | PODCAST TRANSCRIPTS: QUEER SUBURBAN IMAGINARIES
Karen Tongson

38 | PHOTOGRAPHIC SECTION: HABITÉ(E)(S)
Adel Tincelin

46 | STUDENTS: DETERRITORIALIZATIONS IN MADRID SUBURBS
Alejandro Cantera López

48 | STUDENTS: THE GRID AND THE TERRITORY
Henri Bony

50 | STUDENTS: OF DOMESTICITY AND EN/GENDERED SPACE
Olivia Ahn

52 | FRENCH TRANSLATION OF THE ARTICLES