Rachel Lee

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Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft

Rachel Lee works at the interface of architectural and urban research, teaching, curating and art practice. Her research explores the histories of colonial and postcolonial architecture and urbanism at their intersections with migration and exile, transnational practice, mobility and gender. Recent research projects investigated heritage ‘from below’ in different cultural contexts, and GDR development cooperation in sub-Saharan Africa. She is currently a post-doc fellow at the LMU Munich on the research project “Relocating Modernism: Global Metropolises, Modern Art and Exile” and a Mellon Fellow with the Canadian Centre for Architecture’s “Centring Africa” project.

Last publications
(2020) [reviewed and accepted] Unlikely Collaborations? Planning experts from both sides of the Iron Curtain and the making of Abuja, with Anne-Katrin Fenk and Monika Motylinska. Comparativ

(2020) [reviewed and accepted] Engaging the Archival Habitat, CSSAAME

(2020) [reviewed and accepted] Arrival Cities: Migrating Artists and New Metropolitan Topographies. Leuven: University of Leuven, with Burcu Dogramaci, Mareike Hetschold, Laura Karp Lugo and Helene Roth

(2020) [reviewed and accepted] Hospitable Environments: The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and Green’s Hotel as Sites of Cultural Production in Bombay. In Burcu Dogramaci et al eds. Arrival Cities: Migrating Artists and New Metropolitan Topographies. Leuven: University of Leuven

(2020) On Margins, Feminist Architectural Histories of Migration, with Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi, ABE Journal



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