Olivia Ng recounts her childhood relationship with imagination and her current imaginations of her ideal life, including the spaces and communities she would live in and how she would be in relation to the environment. Ng reflects upon what social and environmental justice and community formation might look like in a different reality. She also imagines herself and others in a world in which they shapeshift into different colors and forms based on their emotions, allowing for increased transparency, vulnerability, and communication. Ng then discusses the ways that she likes to love and be loved. Finally, she emphasizes upon the importance of imagination personally and societally.
(Interview conducted on April 18th, 2021)
imagination, communication, nature, environment, self-sustaining, social justice, environmental justice, environmental racism, community, shapeshifting, vulnerability, emotions, creativity
- 0:00 Olivia Ng Introduction
- 1:28 Imagining new communication
- 2:46 Imagining an ideal life
- 9:46 Social/environmental justice
- 14:18 Community formation
- 15:55 Imagining an “ultimate self”/Interpersonal connections and vulnerability
- 20:47 Shapeshifting emotions
- 26:30 Loving others, being loved, loving self
- 30:26 Imagination’s power and potential
Olivia Ng (she/her) is from Raleigh, NC and a graduating senior (Class of ’21) at Davidson College. She is an Environmental Studies Humanities major and Hispanic Studies minor. Ng is passionate about environmental justice, art, education, and outdoors activities. She lives a zero-waste lifestyle and will be working for Overland right after graduation. One day, she would like to live in a tiny house on a small homestead.