Makeba Lewis is an International Academic at Chelsea, Camberwell, and Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London. She is also a senior lecturer in woven textile design at Central Saint Martins and has taught on research culture and methodologies within art and design education internationally, including FAAP Brazil and China Academy of Fine Arts.
As an International Academic, Makeba is interested in the impact and contribution of arts education to the wider society. As a textile practitioner and researcher, Makeba is interested in well-being textiles for the luxury sector and the cultural values of making. Makeba has worked as a freelance designer and consultant working with textile manufacturers internationally on enhanced sustainable practices and process for commercial production.
Makeba received her Masters in Textile Design fom the Royal College of Art in 2001 and her BA at Central Saint Martins before undertaking a Research Design Fellowship at Ann Sutton Foundation in Sussex. She has a retrospective collection held at the Crafts Study Center in Farnham and work held in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
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