BiographyRebecca Reubens is an alumna of National Institute of Fashion Technology, and the National Institute of Design, India and Delft University of Technology,the Netherlands.
A large part of her work has been in the development sector with institutions, governments, NGOs, MSMEs and communities in Europe, Asia and Africa.
She currently practices at the intersection of craft, design and sustainability through her sustainability design studio, Rhizome. Recently, her work has included mainstreaming sustainability design and sustainable luxury, including through Rhizome’s work for Indian conglomerates such as the Godrej group, Good Earth and Nicobar and her studio brands which center on fine crafted sustainable furniture (Rhizome) and holistically sustainable crafted jewelry (Baka).
She remains connected to academia by teaching at design institutions in India, including the Faculty of Design, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, where she is an adjunct professor . She also remains linked to academia by writing: she is the author of, "Bamboo: From Green Design to Sustainable Design" which was published by the Price Claus Fund.
She has worked extensively in the domain of bamboo around the world and an ambassador for the World Bamboo Organization.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Sustainability, Craft, Design, Design Methodology, Bamboo
Jewellery design, history, indigenous cultures