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This book is a collection of thirty-five texts from the first series of guest writers’ essays, written specifically for The Funambulist weblog from June 2011 to November 2012. The idea of complementing Lambert’s own texts on his blog with those written by others originated from the idea that having friends communicate with each other about their work could help develop mutual interests and provide a platform to address an audience. Thirty-nine authors of twenty-three nationalities were given the opportunity to write essays about a part of their work that might fit with the blog’s editorial line. Overall, two ‘families’ of texts emerged, collected in two distinct parts in this volume. The first part, The Power of the Line, explores the legal, geographical and historical politics of various places of the world. The second part, Architectural Narratives, approaches architecture in a mix of things that were once called philosophy, literature and art. This dichotomy represents the blog’s editorial line and can be reconciled by the obsession of approaching architecture without care for the limits of a given discipline. This method, rather than adopting the contemporary architect’s syndrome that consists in talking about everything but being an expert in nothing, attempts to consider architecture as something embedded within (geo)political, cultural, social, historical, biological, and dromological mechanisms that widely exceed what is traditionally understood as the limits of its expertise.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Walking on a Tight Rope: Introduction
  2. pp. 6-8
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  1. Part 1: The Power of the Line
  1. Entropy, Law and Funambulism
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  1. The Clear-Blurry Line
  2. pp. 14-18
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  1. Post-Political Attitudes on Immigration, Utopias and the Space Between Us
  2. pp. 19-22
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  1. The Mosque: Religion, Politics and Architecture in the 21st Century
  2. pp. 23-26
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  1. Nothing to Hide
  2. pp. 27-31
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  1. Briefly on Walking
  2. pp. 32-36
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  1. Femicide Machine/Backyard
  2. pp. 37-42
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  1. Becoming Fugitive: Carceral Space and Rancieran Politics
  2. pp. 43-50
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  1. My Dear Francis...What Kind of Phoenix will Arise from These Ashes?
  2. pp. 51-54
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  1. Movement and Solidarity
  2. pp. 55-58
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  1. Open Stacks
  2. pp. 59-61
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  1. A Visit to the Old City of Hebron
  2. pp. 62-65
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  1. Lahore's Architecture of In/Security
  2. pp. 66-76
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  1. Ruin Machine
  2. pp. 77-81
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  1. The Textual-Sonic Landscape of Jacques Perret's Des Fortifications et Artifices
  2. pp. 82-91
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  1. Mapping Intervals: Towards an Emancipated Cartography
  2. pp. 92-106
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  1. Part 2: Architecture Narratives
  1. The Funambulist Atmosphere
  2. pp. 107-111
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  1. Apian Semantics
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  1. Dissolving Minds and Bodies
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  1. Thoughts on Meta-Virtual Solipsism
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  1. Old Media's Ressurection
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  1. Cinematic Catalysts: Contempt + Casa Malaparte
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  1. Off the Grid Left Out and Over
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  1. Transcendent Delusion or; the Dangerous Free Spaces of Phillip K. Dick
  2. pp. 138-141
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  1. The Possible Worlds of Architecture
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  1. Pet Architecture: Human's Best Friend
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  1. Bread and Circus: Agorae vs Arenas
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  1. Motion Architecture
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  1. Fibrous Assemblages and Behavioral Composites
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  1. Unfolding Azadi Tower: Reading Persian Folds through Deleuze
  2. pp. 168-172
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  1. Twin (Technology/Art Induced) Architectural Daydreams
  2. pp. 173-177
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  1. DIY Biopolitics: The Deregulated Self
  2. pp. 178-182
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  1. Two Questions for Seher Shah
  2. pp. 183-187
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  1. The Groundbreaking Clarity of Ryan and Trevor Oakes
  2. pp. 188-194
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  1. Would Have Been...an Inventory
  2. pp. 195-202
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  1. Appendix: Presentation of the Contributors
  2. pp. 203-209
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  1. Back Cover
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  1. Publication Data
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780615897189
MARC Record
OCLC
1178543369
Pages
210
Launched on MUSE
2020-07-26
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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