Browse/search for people

Dr Magda Buchczyk

Dr Magda Buchczyk

Dr Magda Buchczyk
PhD, MA, BA Hons

Senior Research Associate - Connected Communities

Office Room 3.05
Helen Wodehouse Building,
35 Berkeley Square, Clifton BS8 1JA
(See a map)

Tel. +44 (0) 117 92 87055

Research summary

Magda is a social anthropologist with research interests revolving around material culture, heritage and cities. Her current research, Reinventing Learning Cities (AHRC Connected Communities with Keri Facer), uses Bristol as a laboratory to explore the multiple ways in which cities learn through social and material processes. As this project brings an anthropological sensitivity to the issue of learning in the city, it aims to develop a novel "infrastructural" perspective to shed light on the interconnectedness of resources, processes and practices of urban learning.


Project website:


Read more >


Magda earned her PhD in Anthropology from Goldsmiths, University of London (2015) and holds an MA in Cultural Heritage Studies from the University College London (2010).

Magda's doctoral study was an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Studentship between Goldsmiths College and the Horniman Museum. This project used an ethnographic and material culture perspective to reassess museum artefacts. During her PhD, Magda co-curated exhibitions at the Constance Howard Gallery, Pilsudski Institute and the Horniman Museum in London. These projects investigated the relationships between tradition and innovation, social history and everyday life and the possible intersections of ethnographic research and public engagement.

Prior to joining the ...

Read more >

View complete publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

Edit this profile If you are Dr Magda Buchczyk, you can edit this page. Login required.

All details on one page > for printing etc.