Publishing a Post-Colonial Magazine


The politics of forms and contents of a publication dedicated to the politics of space and bodies.

Publishing a Post-Colonial Magazine


The politics of forms and contents of a publication dedicated to the politics of space and bodies.
For a conversation around the potentiality to create politically engaged publications questioning the politics of space and bodies.
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Some still want to learn architecture through the writings of Western-centric male architects, this project is not for them. Others, who prefer approaching a critical reflection on space through Frantz Fanon, Angela Davis, Edward Said, or Judith Butler, this project of a conversation (whether initiated through a lecture, an exhibition, or a workshop) might be appealing in the bridges it establishes between the politics of space and the politics of bodies. Through its nine first issues, The Funambulist gives voice to designers, social science students/professors, and political activists to approach design (urbanism, architecture, objects, clothing) through anti-racist, feminist, queer, decolonizing, and anti-normative narratives that challenge the fundamentals on which design is usually conceived. The negotiation of the publication’s economy, the choice of its contributors, the conditions of labor, appear as equally important to debate in this project.


Covers of the nine first issues.

Contributors to The Funambulist Magazine.

The Funambulist Magazine at McNally Jackson bookstore in New York City.

The logistic of a magazine.

Events organized with some of the magazine contributors in New York, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong in 2015 and 2016.


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Léopold Lambert
75 rue du cherche midi
Paris
France
Léopold Lambert is a Paris-based architect and the editor-in-chief of The Funambulist. Since 2007, he attempts to raise questions around the politics of the built environment in relation to the bodies. He is the author of three books, Weaponized Architecture: The Impossibility of Innocence (dpr-barcelona, 2012), Topie Impitoyable: The Corporeal Politics of the Cloth, the Wall, and the Street (punctum, 2016) and La politique du Bulldozer: La ruine palestinienne comme projet israélien (B2, 2016).

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