Olivia Loots is a Research intern at the Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy. She completed her undergraduate and Honours degree in Visual Studies at the University of Pretoria (UP) in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Since the publication of two multimedia travel books on her time in France – a personal journal (2016) and a visitor’s guide (2018, in collaboration with the Institut Français d’Afrique du Sud) – she has worked on various projects including illustration, film and French translation. In 2018 she commenced her Master’s research in Visual Studies at UP, which was promoted to a PhD in 2020. Her dissertation, ‘Stuff Matters and Moves: Analysing Environmental Consciousness and Memory Objects Through a New Materialist Lens’, is due to be submitted for examination shortly.