Rachel was born in the port city of Dundee, Scotland. She studied architecture in Glasgow and Berlin. She completed her PhD at the Habitat Unit of the TU Berlin and worked at the LMU Munich before joining TU Delft.

She has worked on several research and teaching projects in South Asia and East Africa in the port cities of Mumbai and Dar es Salaam.

research interest

  • exile and migration
  • transnational architectural practice
  • heritage from below
  • colonial and post-colonial architecture

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Assistant Professor, History of Architecture and Urban Planning, Delft University of Technology


MSc, Architecture, University of Glasgow


Architecture and the Built Environment

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