Jacob Bolton

MA student, Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths

On the MA programme at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths. Geology, logistics, abolition.
Currently researching geology, colonialisms and resource struggle in the context of Bolivia’s lithium landscape and the 2019 coup d'etat. Interested in geology’s function as a natural science that polices (or collapses) the boundary between human and resource, and renders land (and people) extractable. Moving towards a more grounded understanding of resource futures as decolonial struggle.
Also researching the ‘liquid prison’ — the logistical turn in the UK carceral apparatus, and the rise of circulation in the (mis)management of criminalised populations. If prison has become logistical, then perhaps we can approach abolition as a project of counterlogistics.