The Funambulist

In 1966, Michelangelo Antonioni released his first English-language film, Blow Up, in which he introduces a photographer played by David Hemmings, who realizes in his dark room that he may have captured...

Latrun Monastery and the Green Line / Excerpt of Atlas of No-Man’s Land by Orit Theuer (2013) A few days ago, Orit Theuer, a recent graduate from the Vienna Academy of Fine...

Manama (Bahrain) Pearl roundabout demolished after the 2011 revolution attempt After spatial thinkers like Keller Easterling, Beatriz Colomina or Chantal Mouffe, the Critical Spatial Practice series edited by Nikolaus Hirsch and...

Maps created by Léopold Lambert for The Funambulist (June 2015) / Access a high-quality version here (12MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) Two recent events involving the policed/militarized evacuation of a swimming...

Map created by Léopold Lambert for The Funambulist (2015) / Access a high-quality version here (12MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) This is the second article accounting to my current research about...

Israeli army Caterpillar D9 bulldozer (2002) / This photograph by Khalil Harra is however not from Jenin but from Rafah (Gaza) This article consists in a way for me to articulate...

Chinese anti-riot police exercising in a drill before the 25th anniversary of the 1989 student revolt (AFP/May 2014) I recently encountered a video showing a 2011 South Korean anti-riot police drill (watch...

Local parliament in Cizîre, Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) / Photograph by Jonas Staal (2015) Last Tuesday, I attended a lecture of Dutch artist Jonas Staal at the Centre for Research Architecture in...

Map created by Léopold Lambert for The Funambulist (May 2015) / Download a high-quality version of them here (8.1MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) The Israeli settlement of Gilo (26,929 inhabitants),...

Photograph from the “Breaking the Silence” report The Israeli organization Breaking the Silence has just released a 237-page report of soldier’s testimonies following the dreadful siege on Gaza in July and August 2014,...

Le Corbusier’s Modulor / Fondation Le Corbusier (1957) 2015 is the year of the 50th anniversary of Charles-Edouard Jeanneret aka Le Corbusier‘s death. As usual, this kind of dates triggers a series of cultural...

“Collapse” / Photograph by Léopold Lambert in Aulnay-sous-Bois during the 2005 revolt THE BANLIEUES /// In last January, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls described the situation of the French banlieues (suburbs) as “a...

Masterplan for a new Egyptian Capital by Skidmore Owings, & Merrill (2015) About a month ago, the General el-Sisi’s administration announced that the Egyptian government will be soon building a new capital...

Maps created by Léopold Lambert for The Funambulist (April 2015) / Download a high-quality version of them here (5.5MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) The following article is not an analysis of the...

Rachel Corrie confronting a Israeli army bulldozer before being killed by it (March 13, 2003) A few months ago, I learned that Judith Butler was going to give a lecture at the London...

Still from The Village under the Forest by Mark J Kaplan and Heidi Grunebaum (2013) Too often along the lines of the work articulated here, I tend to propose a vision of Palestine that...

Still from The Knick by Steven Soderbergh (2014) The Hospital as a Laboratory: The Production of Medical Knowledge Through the Bodies, originally written for L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui 405 Therapeutic Architecture (March 2015) In one of the lectures...

This article aims to be in the continuity of the recent one about the Suez Canal and the geopolitics of submarine Internet cables, as well as a contribution to my first...

Middle East Telecommunication Map (TeleGeography 2015) On June 18, 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte’s French army lost the major battle of Waterloo in Belgium against a coalition gathering the United Kingdom, Prussia and...

Download the map in high resolution (14 MB) and its close-up (2.1MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) This article is the third dedicated to Palestine in the form of a cartographic, photographic and...