The Funambulist #50
200 x 250 mm, 82 pages
Paris, France (English-language)
Editor-in-chief: Léopold Lambert
Graphic design: Akakir Studio
A magazine concerning the politics of space and bodies, which along with its podcast and blog, is building an archive for anti-colonial, anti-racist, queer, and feminist struggles.
The 50th edition of The Funambulist, is themed 'Redefining our terms'. Inside, editor Léopold Lambert celebrates (and thoroughly explains/explores) the first time the magazine is published in multiple languages: it's original anglophone and, now, also French writing, 'if everything works out well, other languages should follow.' What follows is an engaging exploration of colonialism through language as well as articles on a number of different political/societal topics.
What's the meaning of funambulist, you ask? 'One who performs on a tightrope or slackrope.'
On the Journal:
At work with Léopold Lambert… ‘Two thirds of our incomes come from subscriptions (annual or monthly, digital only or print and digital), which is really the key point of our ‘business model’ (always a word that sounds odd in the context of an anti-capitalist publication…).’