rebecca  reubens Author of Evaluating Organization Development

rebecca reubens

Founder & Principal Designer

Dr. Rebecca Reubens works at the intersection of design, craft and sustainability. A large part of her work has been in the development sector, with multi-governmental institutions, governments, NGOs, SMEs and communities. Her PhD at the Delft University of Technology, focused on the links between sustainability, design, craft and development. Her passion is working with SMEs to collaboratively create products that contemporize tradition.


Rebecca 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

Personal Interests

    Jewellery design, history, indigenous cultures



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