About The Archipelago:
Nothing of what we design is politically innocent. Architecture, furniture, clothing, art, books, but also laws and policies constitute artifacts that are important to critically question at a political level. That is what proposes the Archipelago platform: conceived as a different medium than the traditional means of knowledge transmission like the university, it proposes four podcasts every week of conversations with various thinkers of the world about this question.
Archipelago is a project created by Léopold Lambert in parallel with the blog The Funambulist. It proposes and archives one-hour long podcasts recorded with numerous transdisciplinary worldwide thinkers whose work is related to the built environment. Although the object of focus of Archipelago is the built environment, its philosophy, its politics, its history and its narratives, the conversations are done with many non-architect thinkers (philosophers, activists, dancers, geographers, legal theorists, artists, crafts(wo)men, historians, designers, filmmakers, anthropologists, scientists) whose different approaches enrich the diversity and openness of the project. This transdisciplinary aspect of Archipelago reinforces its will to constitute an alternative (or a complement) to the traditional institutionalized transmission of knowledge.