Architecture; Memorials; Memory and Writing
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 Brandeis University, 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 with “14 Winter Street”, a series of poems about renovating and inhabiting a hundred year old farmhouse. Themes include the natural world, raising children, Jewish identity and family stories from the Holocaust in these connected poems. I will also begin work on “Sap Season”, photographs and poems about a year spent in treatment for breast cancer.
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.
South Street, a Literary Journal. Volume 1, Thresholds. Selected Poems from “14 Winter Street”. Edited by Nancer Ballard, Emily Corbato, Georgia Sassen and Rachel Munn. A Publication of the Women’s Studies ResearchCenter, Brandeis University: Summer 2012.