Melanie Bowles (1962-)

Melanie Bowles' work focuses on new working practices and new media.  Montage, craft, digital technology and open source paradigms drive her work.  Practising at the forefront of new textile media, Bowles aims to address tradition with future imperatives such as collaborative design methodologies, open source design processes and new prosumer industrial dynamics.

Bowles is an activist in textile design.  She is Senior Lecuterer in Digital Textiles at Chelsea College of Art & Design (UAL), co-director of The People's Print and co-author of Digital Textile Design (Laurence King). Recent exhibitions include Textile Futures Research Group, Lab Craft and the Science Museum, London.