Phumzile Nombuso Twala
Phumzile Nombuso Twala is a writer and independent arts practitioner. An Independent Curators International (ICI) alum, her research interests are in Heritage and the intersection between Community Engagement and Museum Practice. She is developing an interdisciplinary praxis based on this. As a practitioner, she has been affiliated with Funda Community College in Soweto through the Creative Arts Incubator Programme and has been actively developing social interventions through Soweto Museums. Twala has part of the Organisational Team of the Decolonial Futures Cultural Exchange Programme since 2018.
She is completing a BA Honours degree in History of Art (Wits).
She is a 2020 Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) Heritage- related studies Bursary Recipient and has also been awarded the 2020 Robben Island Museum Bursary.
In 2021 she was appointed Research Assistant at Andani Africa, a creative industries research and strategic advisory organisation, as well as Research Assistant for the development of the Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Interpretive Centre/Museum in the Free State, South Africa.
She will have her first essay published towards the end of 2021 and will also present a paper at the ‘Black Self’ Colloquium, facilitated by the Nirox Foundation.