Dr. Raquel Franklin coordinates the Department of the theory of architecture at Universidad Anáhuac México Norte, where she also teaches on the History of Modern and Contemporary Architecture. She obtained her Doctor of Science degree in Architecture from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in 1997 with her dissertation “Hannes Meyer in Mexico (1939–1949)”. She holds a Master of Architecture degree in the restoration of monuments from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and a Master of Arts in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University.
Dr. Franklin is a founding member of the Mexican Chapter of DOCOMOMO. From June 2013 to December 2014 she was a fellow of Germany’s Kulturstiftung des Bundes at the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, working on the exhibition “The Coop Principle: Hannes Meyer and the Idea of Collective Design” together with Dr. Werner Möller. After opening in the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation in 2015, the exhibition traveled to Lausanne in 2016 and Mexico City in 2017.