Contextual Material

Rahemur Rahman

Short Biography

Rahemur Rahman is a London-born Bangladeshi designer who graduated from Central Saint Martins, where he now teaches. Rahman reinterprets narratives of South Asian identity and craftsmanship, actively decolonizing heritage craft and artisanal textiles. Focusing on innovative tailoring and traditional natural dyeing techniques, his pieces blend diasporic history and tradition with fantasy. Rahman is also active in his community as an organizer of workshops for youth and projects that shine a light on the experience of immigrant communities in London. His most recent collaborative project and exhibition, “My Home, My Bari” (2021), was commissioned by Tower Hamlets Council on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence ( Rahman lives and works in London.