Our friend Léopold Lambert, author of the Funambulist blog and a writer who’s often/quoted/here/at/Socks, just announced the publication of the first volume of “The Funambulist Papers“ with Punctum Books. As you may already know, we contributed with a small essay entitled “Nothing to hide, The blurring of the physical and temporal line between life, work and education“, among many other brilliant papers.
Punctum Books is also the publisher of the on-going “The Funambulist Pamphlets“, “a series of small books collecting articles written for the blog”, and, as for them, the Funambulist Papers follows the same open acces strategy: the book can be downloaded for free as pdf, and is also available in its printed version on Punctum Book’s website for $15 (€13.00/£11.00).
After a first hand look at it, we can say that the volume looks great both for his content and visually :
We profit of this post also to share the launch of a new Funambulist’s project: Archipelago.
“an online podcast platform articulating a critical theory of the designed world in parallel of the blog The Funambulist. (…) It proposes and archives one-hour long podcasts recorded with numerous transdisciplinary worldwide thinkers whose work is related to the built environment. Although the object of focus of Archipelago is the built environment, its philosophy, its politics, its history and its narratives, the conversations are done with many non-architect thinkers (philosophers, activists, dancers, geographers, legal theorists, artists, crafts(wo)men, historians, designers, filmmakers, anthropologists, scientists) whose different approaches enrich the diversity and openness of the project. This transdisciplinary aspect of Archipelago reinforces its will to constitute an alternative (or a complement) to the traditional institutionalized transmission of knowledge.”
The podcasts will hopefully be financed through a crowdfunding campaign to which we strongly invite our readers to contribute.
The recording are being taken in these days (follow the Archipelago fb page for the updates), two of them are already online:
and DAVID GARCIA’s State of Exception 01: Architectures of Quarantine & Containment
while the others will be published starting January 2014.
Bon courage et bon travail, Léopold.