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# PALESTINE /// The Weaponized Architecture/Inhabitants of Gilo (East Jerusalem)

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), whose construction started in East Jerusalem four years after the 1967 invasion, is well-known to be exemplary of the occupation and colonization of East Jerusalem.  977 more words


# TOPIE IMPITOYABLE /// Le Corbusier and Fascism: Looking at Architecture Itself

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 production, the main one being… 932 more words


# 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


# 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


# 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


# 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