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Archipelago is the podcast platform of the blog The Funambulist. Both share an editorial line that attempts to articulate questions about the political relationships between the bodies and design. Archipelago releases two podcasts every week of conversations with various interdisciplinary thinkers/creators (philosophers, activists, dancers, geographers, legal theorists, artists, crafts[wo]men, architects, historians, designers, filmmakers, anthropologists, and scientists), whose different approaches and backgrounds enrich the diversity and openness of the project. This interdisciplinary aspect of Archipelago reinforces its will to constitute an alternative (or complement) to the traditionally institutionalized transmissions of knowledge, such as the university. These podcasts are published under creative commons in the spirit of open access.
Léopold Lambert is an architect licensed in Europe who has been successively a Parisian, a Hong Konger, a Mumbaikar, and a New Yorker. In addition of his enthusiasm for design, he is the writer and editor of The Funambulist, a blog articulating philosophical and political questions around the notions of body, design, and violence. He is the author of Weaponized Architecture: The Impossibility of Innocence (dpr-barcelona, 2012) and of the fourteen earliest volumes of The Funambulist Pamphlets and the first volumes of The Funambulist Papers (Punctum Books, 2013). Since the start of 2014, he has also served as the coordinator and editor of Archipelago, the podcast platform of The Funambulist. His new book Topie Impitoyable: The Corporeal Politics of the Cloth, the Wall, and the Street will be published at the end of 2014.
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