Brooklyn, NY: punctum books, 2013. 118 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0-6158835-3-3. DOI: 10.21983/P3.0046.1.00. OPEN-ACCESS e-book and $18.00 in print: paperbound/4.25 X 6.88 in.

To choose to be a body in public, susceptible to encounter other bodies, or to stay in the protected space of the private: that is the elementary dimension of that choice. To form a collective body or to insist on the individuality of one’s own body: that is another one.

The Funambulist Pamphlets 5: Occupy Wall Street

The Funambulist Pamphlets is a series of small books archiving articles published on The Funambulist, collected according to specific themes. These volumes propose a different articulation of texts than the usual chronological one. The eleven volumes are dedicated to Spinoza, Foucault, Deleuze, Legal Theory, Occupy Wall Street, Palestine, Cruel Designs, Arakawa + Madeline Gins, Science Fiction, Literature, and Cinema. See all published pamphlets HERE.

The Funambulist Pamphlets is published as part of the Documents Initiative imprint of the Center for Transformative Media, Parsons The New School for Design, a transdisciplinary media research initiative bridging design and the social sciences, and dedicated to the exploration of the transformative potential of emerging technologies upon the foundational practices of everyday life across a range of settings.

Volume 05_Occupy Wall Street includes: Introduction: My Body Is a Political Weapon — Photographs of Occupy Wall Street — “I Am a Citizen of Liberty Square” — Urban Insurgencies: Algiers’ Labyrinthine Casbah vs. New York’s Weaponized Grid Plan — “Mic-Check!”: Human Transmission Technology — “This is What Democracy Looks Like” Is Not Just a Slogan — Why We Should Stop Calling Occupy Wall Street a Protest — Spatial Issues at Stake in Occupy Wall Street: Considering the Privately Owned Public Spaces — The Tremendous Power of Space — The Archipelago as a Territorial Manifesto — About the Notion of Occupying — Judith Butler to the Occupy Movement: “This is a Politics of the Public Body” — Occupy the Department of Buildings — Creating the Urban Labyrinth in an Orthogonal Street Grid — National Security Drones vs. Liam Young’s Electronic Counter-Measures — Aestheticizing Violence + Capitalizing on the Revolt Imaginary — Impetus — Occupy Gezi: Why Are Politicians Afraid of Bodies — The Republic of Taksim — What Is a People? — The Political Archipelago: For a New Paradigm of Territorial Sovereignty — Official Report on the Question of the so-called New York Commune — The New York Commune [Film in Progress]


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