Architect: Barthélemy Enfantin

Startha Éagsula: David Leech Architects on Barthélemy Enfantin

Startha Éagsula: David Leech Architects on Barthélemy Enfantin

In the coming weeks, we will be adding commentaries on the new additions to Alternative Histories made by Ireland-based practices. These commentaries can be found in full, and together with the original Irish participants in our new publication, Startha Éagsula, available here.

Barthélemy Enfantin

Barthélemy Enfantin

By Helen Thomas

This strange, flat drawing in watercolour, ink and pencil comprises a sheet of studies thought to be made by French economist and political theorist Barthélemy Prosper Enfantin in 1849. It depicts ideas for the organisation of a military complex, a cité militaire, possibly with Algeria in mind as a location. Enfantin published… Read More