Silvia Balzan

Silvia Balzan is an architect, a graphic designer, a PhD candidate at the Social Anthropology Department of the University of Basel and a research assistant at the Visual Communication Institute of HGK FHNW Basel. She holds a master’s degree in Architecture from IUAV University of Venice, Italy and TU Delft, NL and an MA in Visual Communication and Iconic Research from FHNW of Basel, Switzerland. Prior to starting her doctoral research, Silvia worked for architecture offices, clients and teaching institutions such as the U-TT’s Chair of Architecture and Urban Design at ETH Zurich. Currently she researches on modern colonial architecture in postcolonial Africa and keeps cultivating her passion for visual culture.