SUBJECTIVITY IN THE FOLDS: ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM AMONGST MORE THAN HUMAN PLEATS

My current research is concerned with ways to think about, through, and with subjectivity in relation to environmental media.  The research presented, folded, unfolded, and refolded subjectivity in relation to a multitude of emergent data, media, and knowledge practices that were enacted in ecological conflicts, as well as in relation to temporality, death, force, intensity, and materiality.  The work thought with, and expanded on Gilles Deleuze's concept of 'the fold'.  My research was based on fieldwork into thinking with folds and emerged out of empirical research with ENGOs, activists, and residents living in the oil-pipeline conflict areas in British Columbia, Canada.