The Funambulist Magazine, through its six annual issues, attempts to examine the politics of design in relation to the bodies. Each issue is dedicated to a particular topic involving a particular scale of design: urbanism, architecture, industrial and fashion design are thus mobilised without any hierarchy between them. The five first issues are respectively dedicated to militarised cities, suburban geographies, clothing politics, carceral environments and design and racism. The magazine operates in complement to two online platforms: a blog and a podcast. These three platforms are dedicated to bridge the disciplines of design and the humanities both through its editorial line and the choice of their contributors.
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Editor-in-Chief Léopold Lambert
Léopold Lambert is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Funambulist, a bimestrial printed and digital magazine associated to two open-access online platforms (blog and podcast) that articulate questions about the politics of the built environment in relation to bodies. His research has led him to many different territories, from the borders of the Schengen Space to Palestine, from New York to Mumbai, from Cairo to the Paris suburbs. 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 books, 2016), and La politique du Bulldozer (B2, 2016).