Architecture; Memorials; Memory
M.Arch., Harvard University
B.A., Princeton University
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Rachel R. Munn
Rachel Munn is an architect with over ten years of professional experience (formerly an Associate at MDS in downtown Boston). Her academic interests focus on the interrelation of architecture, place, memory and memorials. In 1997–1998, she was a Fulbright Fellow in Berlin, where she studied the history and built environment of this complex city. Since her return to the U.S., she has continued her research, teaching and reflections in these areas through undergraduate and graduate courses focused on how historical events, political ideals and cultural movements are inscribed into the urban environment. She has given seminars at Harvard University’s Graduate Consortium for Women’s Studies at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Department of Architecture of Wentworth Institute of Technology, as well as guest lectures at several other area colleges and universities.
I will continue work on two projects about memory, memorials and place. First is a creative writing work , “14 Winter Street”, a series of poems chronicling a year spent renovating a hundred-year old New England farm house while raising young children. The second, is, “Berlin Notebooks,” a creative non fiction work about living in Berlin as a Jewish architect.
Munn, Rachel. “Memory and Berlin.” Testimony, Tensions, and Tikkun: Teaching the Holocaust in Colleges and Universities. Edited by Myrna Goldenberg and Rochelle Millen. University of Washington Press: 2007.