With a Laurea (M.Arch) and Phd in architectural composition obtained from the University Iuav in Venice (IT) my principal field of expertise is Architectural and Urban composition. The study of the methods, techniques, procedures through which a project is generated. Since 2013 I cover the position of Senior Lecturer and responsible for the Ph.D. program at the Nelson Mandela University School of Architecture, Port Elizabeth (South Africa), where I am responsible for the courses of History of Architecture and Art 2 and 3, and supervision of senior students. I participated in various International and National architecture competitions in Italy for which I received awards. My work and papers have been published in International and Italian books and journals and my art projects have been shown, as a solo exhibition, nationally and internationally in art galleries and public spaces. Since the 2003 I am part of the Italian Institute of Architects, OAPPC.Ra (IT), from the 2016 of the South African Council for the Architectural Profession, SACAP (ZA), since 2017 member of ICOMOS and ICHAM.
2019. Nelson Mandela University, SAHUDA-NIHSS Conference, 18-19 October, Leading the Arts and Humanities in a Connected World. Talk entitled: “The Spirit of water and the research on pre-colonial sites”.
2019. 14th International Conference on the Arts in Society, Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, Portugal 19–21 July 2019. Conference entitled “The Spirit of Water. The Arts in social, political and community life”. (20 of June)
2019. University Politecnica of Valencia, UNESCO chair’s conferences series “Earth architecture, culture, construction and sostenibility”, course 2018-2019, organized by Prof. F. Vegas and Prof C. Mileto. Conference entitled “Engagement project with the First Indigenous People of South Africa”.
2019. Nelson Mandela University, Faculty of Art. Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IK 21) Conference, 8 – 11 November 2019. Conference entitled “Practices of cultural re appropriation”.
2019. Nelson Mandela University, Instiute for Coastal and Marine Research (CMR), “Diversity Symposium”, 13 November 2019. Conference entitled “Pre-colonial sites along the coast of Eastern Cape and practices of cultural re-appropriation”.
Nelson Mandela University, received the 18. ENGAGEMENT EXCELLENCE AWARD as team leader for the project “The Spirit of water”.
Nelson Mandela University, received the 18. PERFORMING AND CREATIVE ARTS AWARD for the project “The Spirit of water”.
NIHSS _ Humanities and Social Sciences Awards 2019. “The Spirit of Water” SHORT FILM was selected as one of the 3 best project/film, in South Africa, for the category “Creative Collections: International Art Project and Performance”.
Video interview conducted by the University of Southampton about my research project “The spirit of water” which became part of MOOC program of their University:
After several funds and awards received since my arrival in South Africa (2013) from Nelson Mandela University, towards the continuation of my research project based on pre-colonial sacred sites in Eastern Cape (SA), the National Research Foundation- with the “Community Engagement Programme 2018” – is supporting my project for the next 3 years. Included on the funds 2 bursaries for Master’s students (full-time).
2014. Magda Minguzzi, “Horizons, Up to what point can the eye read the absence of the missing figure?”, in ARCHITECTURE SA, n65 January/February 2014. ISBN 9771682938004-14002 Publication of my project titled “Horizons”.
2014. Magda Minguzzi, Ernst Struwig (curated by ), International Workshops 2014, School of Architecture, by NMMU School of Architecture editor, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. ISBN 978-0-620-62380-3.
2016. Magda Minguzzi, Ernst Struwig, “Workshop for global exchanges” in ARCHITECTURE SA, n79/2016, pp10/12. ISBN 9771682938004-14002
Article about the 2016 International workshop, School of Architecture, NMMU.
2017/2018. Magda Minguzzi, Ernst Struwig (curated by), International Workshops 2016, School of Architecture, by NMMU School of Architecture editor, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Unpublished.
2019. “Practices of cultural re-appropriation” by Dr. Magda Minguzzi. Article in the course of submission to architectural’s journal for the peer-review process.