# THE FUNAMBULIST PAPERS /// Volume 1 Is Now Published by Punctum Books

Funambulism, Utopias, Backyards, Open Stacks, Architectures of In/security, Sonic Landscapes, Apian Semantics, Meta-Virtual Solipsism, Transcendent Delusions, Fibrous Assemblages, Circuses, Old Media, Pet Architecture, Persian Folds, DIY Biopolitics, and MORE (Eileen Joy describing The Funambulist Papers)

The Funambulist Papers Volume 1 that gathers thirty four essays of the first series of guest writer essays (plus an essay by Bryan Finoki) is now published, like for the Funambulist Pamphlets, by Punctum Books in association with the Center for Transformative Media at Parsons The New School for Design. I would like to insist on the variety of approaches and background of these authors whether we speak about their disciplines (architecture, law, cinema theory, art, history etc.) or their origins (23 nationalities) in order for this series to bring a fresh discourse in the middle of my articles that can be sometimes (often ?!) redundant. As for the Pamphlets, Punctum Books and I are keen to think of our work as part of an open access strategy and the book can be therefore downloaded for free as pdf. It is also available in its printed version on Punctum Book’s website for $15 (€13.00/£11.00). The book is also part of the “perks” of the crowdfunding campaign for Archipelago!

Thank you to Eileen Joy, Anna Kłosowska, Ed Keller, Peter Hudson, Petal Samuel, Liduam Pong, Mina Rafiee, and to Seher Shah for accepting that I use her painting “City Unknown” for the cover. Thank you very much to all the contributors as well for accepting to write pieces specifically for The Funambulist. This series will continue in the future and there should be a second volume at some point.

The book is organized in two parts, “The Power of the Line,” and “Architectural Narratives” as follows:

– WALKING ON A TIGHT ROPE: INTRODUCTION
by Léopold Lambert

PART 1: The Power of the Line

ENTROPY, LAW AND FUNAMBULISM
by Lucy Finchett-Madock
THE CLEAR-BLURRY LINE
by Daniel Fernández Pascual
POST-POLITICAL ATTITUDES ON IMMIGRATION, UTOPIAS AND THE SPACE BETWEEN US
by Ethel Baraona Pohl & Cesar Reyes
THE MOSQUE: RELIGION, POLITICS AND ARCHITECTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
by Michael Badu
NOTHING TO HIDE
by Mariabruna Fabrizi & Fosco Lucarelli
BRIEFLY ON WALKING
by Caroline Filice Smith
FEMICIDE MACHINE/BACKYARD
by Greg Barton
BECOMING FUGITIVE: CARCERAL SPACE AND RANCIERIAN POLITICS
by Maryam Monalisa Gharavi
MY DEAR FRANCIS . . . WHAT KIND OF PHOENIX WILL ARISE FROM THESE ASHES?
by Nikolas Patsopoulos
MOVEMENT AND SOLIDARITY
by Zayd Sifri
OPEN STACKS
by Liduam Pong
A VISIT TO THE OLD CITY OF HEBRON
by Raja Shehadeh
LAHORE’S ARCHITECTURE OF IN/SECURITY
by Sadia Shirazi
– RUIN MACHINE
by Bryan Finoki
THE TEXTUAL-SONIC LANDSCAPE OF JACQUES PERRET’S DES FORTIFICATIONS ET ARTIFICES
by Morgan Ng
MAPPING INTERVALS: TOWARDS AN EMANCIPATED CARTOGRAPHY
by Nora Akawi

PART 2: Architectural Narratives

THE FUNAMBULIST ATMOSPHERE
by Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos
APIAN SEMANTICS
by Matthew Clements
DISSOLVING MINDS AND BODIES
by Hiroko Nakatani
THOUGHTS ON META-VIRTUAL SOLIPSISM
by Fredrik Hellberg
OLD MEDIA’S RESURRECTION
by Linnéa Hussein
CINEMATIC CATALYSTS: CONTEMPT + CASA MALAPARTE
by Danielle Willems
OFF THE GRID LEFT OUT AND OVER
by Carl Douglas
TRANSCENDENT DELUSION OR; THE DANGEROUS FREE SPACES OF PHILLIP K. DICK
by Martin Byrne
THE POSSIBLE WORLDS OF ARCHITECTURE
by Claire Jamieson
PET ARCHITECTURE: HUMAN’S BEST FRIEND
by Carla Leitão
BREAD AND CIRCUS: AGORAE VS ARENAS
by Eduardo McIntosh
MOTION ARCHITECTURE by Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu
FIBROUS ASSEMBLAGES AND BEHAVIORAL COMPOSITES
by Roland Snooks
UNFOLDING AZADI TOWER: READING PERSIAN FOLDS THROUGH DELEUZE
by Biayna Bogosian
TWIN (TECHNOLOGY/ART INDUCED) ARCHITECTURAL DAYDREAMS
by Esther Sze-Wing Cheung
DIY BIOPOLITICS: THE DEREGULATED SELF
by Russel Hughes
TWO QUESTIONS FOR SEHER SHAH
by Alexis Bhagat
THE GROUNDBRAKING CLARITY OF RYAN AND TREVOR OAKES
by Eve Bailey
WOULD HAVE BEEN . . . AN INVENTORY
by Camille Lacadée

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