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# WEAPONIZED ARCHITECTURE /// New Egyptian Capital: Architects' Intrinsic Aspiration to Work with the Military

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 city for the country. 1,106 more words

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# LAW /// Incarcerating Bodies: The Particular Case of San Pedro Prison

Carcel de San Pedro in La Paz / Photographs by Martin Konerding & Erik Fantasia

As many of you know, the topic of the prison is a particularly important one on The Funambulist. 881 more words

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# HISTORY /// The Hospital as a Laboratory: The Production of Medical Knowledge Through the Bodies

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… 734 more words

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# ARCHITECTURAL THEORIES /// Learning from Architectures Without Architects

Mahalaxmi Dhobighat (open-air laundry district) in Mumbai / Photo by Léopold Lambert (2009)

Text originally written in French for my monthly “carte blanche” in Tracés Magazine (Switzerland) November 21, 2014… 598 more words
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# PALESTINE /// Hebron: Occupied Palestine at the Scale of a City

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 textual account of my recent trip there. 642 more words

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# PALESTINE /// Constructing a Bubble: The Two Faces of Ramallah

“The Two Faces of Ramallah” / Download the map in high resolution (7.8 MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0)

I stayed in Ramallah a few weeks ago and was thus able to observe the amount of buildings that have been or are being built since my last two visits in Palestine (2008 and 2010). 1,063 more words

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