Rebecca Reubens trained formally as an industrial designer at the National Institute of Design(NID) in India. She now works at the intersection of design, craft and sustainability. A large part ofher work has been in the development sector, where she has worked with multi-governmental institutions, governments, NGOs, SMEs and communities in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Bamboo and rattan are her core areas of expertise. She stayed with the subject for seven years, while coordinating the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan’s (INBAR’s) Global Marketing Initiative forAsia, Africa and Latin America.
She is currently pursuing her PhD at the Delft University of Technology, on the links between sustainability, design, craft and development.
Her passion is working hands-on with SMEs to collaboratively create products that contemporize tradition.
Rebecca Reubens is the author of the book, Bamboo: From Green Design to Sustainable Design.
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