Tazneem Wentzel

tazneem wentzel

Tazneem Wentzel has been fascinated by archives and potential stories for as long as she can remember. After stumbling out of academia in search of alternative formations of knowledge production, she interned at the District Six Museum. In 2013, she formed part of an arts collective, Burning Museum, a collaborative interdisciplinary collective rooted in Cape Town, South Africa. It engages with themes such as history, identity, space, and structures and is interested in re-imagining space as potential avenues into the layers of buried history. She returned to university and has completed her MA in History and her completed thesis is titled ‘Producing and consuming the Wembley Whopper and the Super Fisheries Gatsby: Bread winners and losers in Athlone, Cape Town, 1950 – 1980.’