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The Funambulist #54

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 54th edition of The Funambulist is themed ‘Colonial Continuums’, explores how the colonial legacies and structures of northern Europe—Britain, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Belgium, France and The Netherlands in particular—endure and persist today. The notion of a continuum, editor Léopold Lambert writes, reframes time as ‘a curved surface where what we designate as "past", "present", and "future" all exist together.’

Inside, an interview with Adam Elliot-Cooper on the genealogy of British policing; Fatou Sillah and Abdur Rehman Zafar describe Germany's denial of its genocidal history; perspectives on Blackness in Dutch society from Lis Camelia and Fayo Said; and archival materials documenting the struggles of the Maghrebi diaspora in Belgium. 

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…).’

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