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All are welcome to celebrate THIS LITTLE ART by MFA core tutor Kate Briggs, published by Fitzcarraldo Editions

There will be a short reading + books + drinks! 

Date: Friday October 6th, 2017 Time: 6 – 8 pm Location: large project space, Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45, 3012 GC Rotterdam. 

Praise for THIS LITTLE ART:

‘Kate Briggs’s This Little Art shares some wonderful qualities with Barthes’s own work – the wit, thoughtfulness, invitation to converse, and especially the attention to the ordinary and everyday in the context of meticulously examined theoretical and scholarly questions. This is a highly enjoyable read: informative and stimulating for anyone interested in translation, writing, language, and expression.’

— Lydia Davis, author of Can’t and Won’t

‘In This Little Art, Kate Briggs looks at the “everyday, peculiar thing” that is translation, testing it out, worrying at its questions. She deftly weaves her recurring threads (Roland Barthes, Crusoe’s table, The Magic Mountain, aerobic dance classes) into something fascinatingly elastic and expansive, an essay – meditation? call to arms? – that is full of surprises both erudite and intimate, and rich in challenges to the ways we think about translation. And so, inevitably, to the ways we think about writing, reading, artistry and creativity, too. As a translator, I’m regularly disappointed by what I read about translation – it feels self-indulgent, irrelevant in its over-abstraction – but This Little Art is altogether different. It comes to its revelations through practicality, curiosity, devotion, optimism, an intense and questioning scrutiny, as the work of a great translator so often does.’

— Daniel Hahn, translator of José Eduardo Agualusa and winner of the International Dublin Literary Award in 2017

‘Though it does not present itself as a memoir, a how-to guide, or a scholarly monograph, [This Little Art] derives its magic precisely from being all of these and more: gifting us not only with a genre-bending work of imaginative criticism, but also a fitting metaphor for all that the work of translation is, and can be.’

— Theophilus Kwek, Asymptote

All are welcome to celebrate THIS LITTLE ART by MFA core tutor Kate Briggs, published by Fitzcarraldo Editions There will be a short reading +... Lees verder

All are welcome to celebrate THIS LITTLE ART by MFA core tutor Kate Briggs, published by Fitzcarraldo Editions

There will be a short reading + books + drinks! 

Date: Friday October 6th, 2017 Time: 6 – 8 pm Location: large project space, Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45, 3012 GC Rotterdam. 

Praise for THIS LITTLE ART:

‘Kate Briggs’s This Little Art shares some wonderful qualities with Barthes’s own work – the wit, thoughtfulness, invitation to converse, and especially the attention to the ordinary and everyday in the context of meticulously examined theoretical and scholarly questions. This is a highly enjoyable read: informative and stimulating for anyone interested in translation, writing, language, and expression.’

— Lydia Davis, author of Can’t and Won’t

‘In This Little Art, Kate Briggs looks at the “everyday, peculiar thing” that is translation, testing it out, worrying at its questions. She deftly weaves her recurring threads (Roland Barthes, Crusoe’s table, The Magic Mountain, aerobic dance classes) into something fascinatingly elastic and expansive, an essay – meditation? call to arms? – that is full of surprises both erudite and intimate, and rich in challenges to the ways we think about translation. And so, inevitably, to the ways we think about writing, reading, artistry and creativity, too. As a translator, I’m regularly disappointed by what I read about translation – it feels self-indulgent, irrelevant in its over-abstraction – but This Little Art is altogether different. It comes to its revelations through practicality, curiosity, devotion, optimism, an intense and questioning scrutiny, as the work of a great translator so often does.’

— Daniel Hahn, translator of José Eduardo Agualusa and winner of the International Dublin Literary Award in 2017

‘Though it does not present itself as a memoir, a how-to guide, or a scholarly monograph, [This Little Art] derives its magic precisely from being all of these and more: gifting us not only with a genre-bending work of imaginative criticism, but also a fitting metaphor for all that the work of translation is, and can be.’

— Theophilus Kwek, Asymptote

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Crooked Elbow, Serpent Brain

Graduate exhibition Master Fine Art, Piet Zwart Institute locaties: Showroom MAMA, Galerie de Kromme Elleboog, WORM_UBIK

Opening 7 juli, 6 – 9 pm – 11pm (Kunstavond XL) 8 t/m 16 July, 2017

Artists: Connie Butler, Angelica Falkeling, Tor Jonsson, Ash Kilmartin, Anni Puolakka, Nicholas Riis, Erika Roux, Eothen Stearn, Viktor Timofeev, Daniel Tuomey.

For nine days, a versatile group of artists showed their work in a winding route from the Witte de Withstraat, via Kromme Elleboog to the Boomgaardsstraat. The exhibition, which took place at MAMA, Galerie de Kromme Elleboog and WORM, brought together the work of the 10 artists who completed their MA Fine Art at the Piet Zwart Institute in 2017. The exhibition Crooked Elbow, Serpent Brain was accompanied by a comprehensive performance programme at Ubik and a publication of the same title, designed by Yin Yin Wong and published by Publication Studio Rotterdam.

Crooked Elbow, Serpent Brain Graduate exhibition Master Fine Art, Piet Zwart Institute locaties: Showroom MAMA, Galerie de Kromme Elleboog,... Lees verder

The Piet Zwart Institute Master Fine Art presents Community Satisfaction, a multi-location three-part project including talks, an exhibition, and a publication, organized by and featuring artists in year one of their MFA program, plus invited guests.

MFA artists: Timur Akhmetov, Sophie Bates, Shraddha Borawake, Katharina Cameron, Larisa David, Marta Hryniuk, Alexander Iezzi, Anne Kolbe, Johanna Kotlaris, George Nesbitt, Collette Rayner, Victor Santamarina, Anastasia Shin, Nick Thomas, and Sophie Varin

Guests: Irina Botea Bucan, Orlando Cairo, Florian Cramer, Nicole Jordan, and Pawel Kruk

With the kind mentorship of Katarina Zdjelar

Trilogy Trilogy is a talk and performance program in which invited guests consider alternative communities, hidden histories, and interdisciplinary dialogues. Trilogy aims to produce generative sites for discussion and navigate tensions between a perceived cultural core and those perceived to be on its peripheries. Trilogy will consider shared experiences, challenging universalist utopian claims.

T H IS I S A LL U R E​ Taking the form, following the path, mimicking the movement, shadowing and repeating. A mold of multiple approaches. A gathering of selected sculpture, video, text and performance in a presentation by 14 MFA artists and one guest, Pavel Kruk.

The Community Satisfaction Reader A publication amassing practical and contextual information surrounding the exhibition and events, as well as a year working within the Piet Zwart Institute.

Schedule

Opening: Friday, May 26, 6–9pm ​ T H IS I S A LL U R E​ Wolfart Project Space Wolphaertstraat 25C Exhibition: May 27–May 28, 12pm–5pm

Saturday, May 27, 4–5:30pm Kennis De Maken / Getting To Know Each Other Florian Cramer in conversation with Orlando Cairo Stichting Trefcentrum Wi Masanga Raw Hoffstraat 39

Saturday, May 27, 7:30–9:30pm Auditions For Revolutions Film screening and Q&A with Irina Botea Bucan Neverland Cinema Stad in de Maak, Pieter de Raadtstraat 35B

Sunday, May 28, 12–3pm The Bend In The Bough Sound and food performance with Nicole Jordan Piet Zwart Institute Karel Doormanhof 45 (limited capacity)

Guest bios Irina Botea Bucan is an artist based in Birmingham and Bucharest. Over the past twenty years she has used multiple forms to consistently question dominant socio-political ideas. She develops her works through a process in which the performers are active participants. As a filmmaker her role is in constant flux, shifting from an observational to a reflective, participatory and performative mode.

Orlando Cairo is a community organizer and board member of Wi Masanga, the oldest running immigrant community center in the Netherlands. The space was founded in the early 1970s as a squat by Afro-Surinamese immigrants and still serves as a hub for that community in Rotterdam-West.

Florian Cramer is applied research professor with Creating 010, Hogeschool Rotterdam. He has a background in comparative literature and art history combined with DIY culture, technical-critical obsessions with ‘radical’ media and analog filmmaking, and a research interest in both structural poetics and politics of the arts.

Nicole Jordan is a singer-scholar based in Rotterdam, with an interest in the psyche of the performing artist. She teaches Music Psychology, is an Artistic Research coach for Masters students at Codarts in Rotterdam, and performs and collaborates with artists from diverse disciplines.

Pawel Kruk is an artist based in Bolinas, California. Kruk approaches each new piece like a novelist would a blank page: true and untrue fuse together, projects evolve, change, and are rewritten according to which character enters the story.

Image: Collette Rayner, Note you but I (in the key of reading plumbing as partners) (still), 2017. Animation.

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Time: Wednesday, May 24 18:00 – 19:30 Location: KINO, Gouvernestraat 129-133, 3014 PM Rotterdam Admission: tickets 5 euro

The Piet Zwart Institute Master Fine Art is pleased to invite you to KINO for an evening with the Brussels-based production and distribution platform Auguste Orts, founded in 2006 by Herman Asselberghs, Sven Augustijnen, Manon de Boer and Anouk De Clerq. The four artists, who all individually work predominately with the moving image, describe their practice as ‘…at the crossroads of cinema, video, audiovisual arts, documentaries, experimental films… where media and disciplines cross-fertilize each other.’ Closely collaborating with the organization’s director Marie Logie and business director Ann Goossens on facilitating both the production and distribution of their own projects, Auguste Orts attempts to address a wider discourse through supporting other artists (so-called guest productions) and occasionally organizing talks and screening programs.

Herman Asselberghs and Marie Logie have chosen to present two films at KINO, Asselberghs’s For Now (2017) and Fairuz & El Moïz Ghammam’s Oumoun (2017), the Dutch premiere for both.

For Now Herman Asselberghs, video, color, 4:3, stereo, Dutch spoken (Eng. St), BE, 2017, 32’ In times of great turmoil, time comes to a standstill. The central two movements in For Now are horizontal panoramas shots and firm, vertical edits. They show shifts of place without the journey. Nature, the wind, movement that occurs all on its own: this would seem to be the film’s real subject matter. The film unfolds in waves. Locations come and go, and come back again – Lewinsky Park, Maximilian Park, Habima Square, Lion Square, Zucotti Park, Times Square or pastoral landscapes at opposite ends of the Mediterranean Sea. The actions are the same: people wait, pass by, kill time. The contrasts between refugees and citizens, between tourists and activists, between Israelis and Palestinians, between Europeans and Americans, all become less clear. The repetition of these unclarified relationships, Asselberghs’ decisively filming after the fact, the enigmatic inclusion of hand signals – all these work together to reveal a certain constellation in which things again come together momentarily before taking their leave. It is a film running alongside the events, and alongside time. A contemporary film in the pure sense of the word – a way of being with time.

Oumoun Fairuz & El Moïz Ghamman, BE/TN, 2017, 14’ A dialogue across languages, across cultures, across generations. ‘Dear grandma, you’ll be surprised to hear my voice in your language…’ Those are the first words in a prerecorded, spoken letter never sent but instead played aloud in real time by the Brussels filmmaker to her elderly grandmother in Mahdia, Tunisia. In the company of the camera, the lines easily turn into a voice over that, merely by listening and looking attentively, in turn gradually transforms into a dialogue across languages, across cultures, across generations.

Image: Herman Asselberghs, ‘For Now’ (2017)

Time: Wednesday, May 24 18:00 – 19:30 Location: KINO, Gouvernestraat 129-133, 3014 PM Rotterdam Admission: tickets 5 euro The Piet Zwart... Lees verder

PIET ZWART INSTITUTE MASTER FINE ART WILLEM DE KOONING ACADEMY ROTTERDAM UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES (Hogeschool Rotterdam)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 5, 2017 START DATE: September 1, 2017

The Master Fine Art at the Piet Zwart Institute, an English-language taught, two-year MA program based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, is offering a part-time teaching opportunity starting in fall 2017.  We’d love to hear from experienced writers, academics, critics, artists, or curators with broad interests and professional backgrounds in writing in the context of contemporary art. We seek an associate with solid teaching experience and genuine enthusiasm for innovative writing pedagogy, as well as a collegial attitude towards curriculum development and collaborative work. The writing tutor will be sensitive to the expectations and needs of ambitious young artists who have a variety of linguistic backgrounds, approaches to working with language, and relationships to writing. The writing tutor will be a great communicator who enjoys sharing expertise and facilitating exchange within and outside of the MFA program. The role requires a presence of minimum two days and maximum five days per month in Rotterdam throughout the academic year (beginning September and ending mid-July), as determined by the course administration and the needs of the program. We can only consider applications with EU/EEC work authorization.

The writing tutor provides key support to enrolled students in the first and second year of MA study via seminars, workshops, and individual tutorial supervision. They work in tandem with the current writing tutor, the core studio research and practice tutors, and course coordinator and report directly to the MFA course director. In addition to teaching, PZI MFA tutors help shape the curriculum, participate in assessments, and are responsible for pro-actively dealing with administrative duties linked to their role. This is primarily a teaching role, but the MFA program endeavors to support staff research by providing resources for staff initiatives in public programming, excursions, and publications.

Responsibilities

Contribute to MFA Methods seminar and conduct individual MFA thesis supervision. Curriculum development. Participate in moderated assessments, delivery of individual grades and feedback. Presence at extra-curricular and curriculum-related MFA program activities across the academic year. Effective self-organization and management of administrative responsibilities and duties, attendance at staff meetings, coordination with program staff.

Qualifications

Native-level fluency in English. EU/ECC work authorization. Relevant academic qualifications according to profession (minimum Master’s degree or equivalent). A range of prior teaching experience or experience mentoring writers within a higher education framework. A strong skill base in writing in English, and a record of accomplishment in writing practice. Editing experience is a plus. A keen interest in and knowledge of contemporary art and debates around contemporary art pedagogy. The capacity to work independently, to responsibly balance part-time workload, and adhere to deadlines.

Piet Zwart Institute

The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international Master programs of the Willem de Kooning Academy and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool Rotterdam). Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across different media and contexts, our institute offers a rich combination of in-depth specializations and interdisciplinary exchange in an intimate learning environment. For more information about the Master Fine Art program, its students and staff, please visit: http://www.pzwart.nl/master-fine-art/

Salary and employment conditions  

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool Rotterdam) will initially offer a temporary contract, with the possibility for extension. The salary range is calculated pro-rata to HBO-CAO grade 12 (between € 4,122.09 minimum and € 5,301.29) for fulltime employment, exclusive of additional 8% holiday pay and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. Benefits include an attractive pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate offsetting travel costs for appropriate candidates who live outside the Netherlands.

How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter with a brief statement on your teaching philosophy and description of prior teaching, curriculum vitae (including bibliography), and a published writing sample before June 5, to wdka-personeelszaken@hr.nl. Please indicate MFA Writing Tutor Application in the subject line of your email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis and suitable candidates will be short-listed and invited for an interview in mid-June. The position will remain open until filled. Queries may also be addressed to wdka-personeelszaken@hr.nl.

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Time: Wednesday April 19, 7pm. Location: Karel Doormanhof 45, Rotterdam Admission: free

In this talk, Jeremiah Day will briefly introduce his practice before diving into an exploration of what Debbie Lusignan has started to call “the shadow work” – a process of taking personal responsibility for our own “co-dependent enabling” of this political system.

Lusignan, an activist and independent political commentator, came to achieve underground prominence during the Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign (for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrnACRaiuOU).

Intended as a response to Florian Cramer’s talk “The Alt-Right” Day will argue that while Trump and Wilders are for sure no solution, nor are they the problem.  Debbie Lusignan has started to suggest that we are the problem, and we are the solution.

Jeremiah Day (1974, USA) graduated from the art department of the University of California at Los Angeles in 1997 and lived and worked in Los Angeles until moving to Holland in 2003 to attend the Rijksakademie.  From 2000 to 2002 Day was artist-in-residence at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Los Angeles working with Fred Dewey, where he organized such events as “The Great Silence: 10 Years After the Burning,” commemorating the 1992 riots.  From 2012 to 2015 he was a member of General Public, Berlin.

His performances and installations have been presented at such venues as the Centre George Pompidou in Paris, the Liverpool and Thessaloniki Biennials, the Emily Harvey Foundation, New York and the CCA Glasgow, and his work is included in such collections as Frac Champagne Ardenne and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.  Day is represented by Arcade, London and Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam.

Image: The Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness, 2011-14, production still.

 

Time: Wednesday April 19, 7pm. Location: Karel Doormanhof 45, Rotterdam Admission: free In this talk, Jeremiah Day will briefly introduce his... Lees verder

Time: Friday March 24 Location: Karel Doormanhof 45, Rotterdam Admission: Due to the limited seating capacity at our Karel Doormanhof venue we kindly request you RSVP to reserve a seat on pzwart-info@hr.nl, indicating MFA symposium in the subject line. We will offer seats on a first-come first served basis and announce when the event is fully booked on the MFA Facebook page and website.

  Positions – Strategies for Artistic Accountability A symposium and exhibition in conjunction with ‘The Art of Looking: Description, Analysis, Interpretation, Judgment?’, a thematic project for the Master Fine Art at the Piet Zwart Institute, led by Nana Adusei-Poku, Research Professor in Visual Culture at Rotterdam University.

Featuring Nana Adusei-Poku, Timur Akhmetov, Barby Asante, Sophie Bates, Shraddha Borawake, Connie Butler, Katharina Cameron, Larisa David, Angelica Falkeling, Quinsy Gario, Alexander Iezzi, NIC Kay, Anni Puolakka, Collette Rayner, Nicholas Riis, Erika Roux, Anastasia Shin, Eothen Stearn, Daniel Tuomey.

Does an artist’s identity matter? Or can we just focus on form?

Positions – Strategies for Artistic Accountability brings together MFA artists and invited guests to question notions of accountability and revisit identity politics in art.

This winter, in her thematic project, ‘The Art of Looking’, Nana Adusei-Poku and the MFA artists explored questions of decolonization, the contextual framings of artists and artworks, and the predisposition to read Blackness and treat Whiteness as ‘neutral’. Taking into consideration a recently published open letter by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who suggested that those living in the Netherlands should either ‘behave normally or go away’ (‘Doe normaal of ga weg’), the question of ‘normalcy’ and the presentation of cultural identities seem to us especially urgent topics.

We invite you join us in a collective process of discovering what strategies are used when we talk about ‘positions’, and which positions we take strategically, through an exhibition of work by MFA artists and a symposium with our invited guests, Barby Asante, Quinsy Gario, NIC Kay, and more!

Schedule: 10am-1pm:         NIC Kay movement workshop (reserved for speakers and PZI MFA students). 1.30pm-3pm:      Communal brown bag lunch and exhibition tour. 3pm-6:15pm:      Guest presentations and group discussion. 6:15pm-7:30pm: Reception with refreshments.

Guest bios:

Barby Asante  is a London based artist, curator and educator whose work explores place and identity through creating situations and spaces for dialogue, collective thinking, ritual and reenactment. Using archival material in the broadest sense, she is interested in breaking down the language of archive, not to insert or present alternatives to dominant narratives but to interrupt, interrogate and explore the effects and possibilities of the unheard and the missing.

Quinsy Gario was born in Curaçao and raised in St. Maarten and the Netherlands. He studied Theater, Film and Television Studies at the Utrecht University with a focus on Gender and Postcolonial Studies.  His most well known work ‘Zwarte Piet Is Racisme’ critiqued the general knowledge surrounding the racist Dutch figure of Black Pete. His latest focus is on state protection of the marginalized and political resistance as performance.

NIC Kay is from the Bronx. Currently occupying several liminal spaces. They are a person who makes performances and creates/organizes performative spaces. They are obsessed with the act and process of moving the change of place, production of space, position, and the clarity/meaning gleaned from shifting of perspective. (?) NIC’s current transdisciplinary projects explore movement as a place of reclamation of the body, history and spirituality.

Image: Doreen Garner, Onika, 2014. Glass, teeth, Swarovski crystals, hair weave, gold chain, polyester fiber, glitter, and petroleum jelly. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Doreen Garner. © Doreen Garner.

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Date: Saturday February 11, 2017 Time: 10:00-19:00 Location: Master Fine Art Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45 Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Coinciding with the WdKA/PZI Open House, the Master Fine Art at the Piet Zwart Institute is pleased to announce STUDIOS OPEN!, an occasion during Art Rotterdam week for visitors to meet emerging artists in their studios and engage directly with them about their practices.

In addition to opening their studio doors to you, the MFA artists will present their work in two group exhibitions in the Karel Doormanhof building.

Featuring: Timur Akhmetov, Sophie Bates, Shraddha Borawake, Connie Butler, Katharina Cameron, Larisa David, Angelica Falkeling, Marta Hryniuk, Alexander Iezzi, Tor Jonsson, Ash Kilmartin, Anne Kolbe, Johanna Kotlaris, George Nesbitt, Anni Puolakka, Collette Rayner, Nicholas Riis, Erika Roux, Victor Santamarina, Anastasia Shin, Eothen Stearn, Viktor Timofeev, Nicholas Thomas, Daniel Tuomey, Sophie Varin.

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In 2016, the WdKA Research Prize was extended to not only include outstanding bachelor projects, but also exceptional work from the Master programmes. Moving away from the convention of research being solely conducted through writing a thesis, this award honours the research of artists, designers, and educators in its entirety. Research, in this context, is understood to encompass a broad scope of methodologies and a range of forms, such as visual work, installations, sonic and haptic pieces, campaigns, networking, writing, and performance. It also includes a breadth of possible orientations across autonomous, social and commercial creative practices. This year the jury based its decision on the preliminary criteria of originality, criticality, links between theory and practice, accuracy, clarity, crafts, storytelling and context awareness in the nominated projects. Carefully reviewing all of the nominees research, the jury decided to split the award between two projects which, seen next to each other, exemplify the diversity of artistic research and its potential. They are also excellent examples of autonomous and social artistic research practices respectively.

Tracy Hanna (Master Fine Art) “Can’t quite come to terms with perms” and a reflective text “Tingling”

“Tracy Hanna’s body of research consists of an installation, “Can’t quite come to terms with perms”, and a reflective and explorative text entitled “Tingling”. The installation combines crafted ceramic sculptures, video, pigment, with found elements, such as a fire extinguisher or a light switch, to create a lyrical grammar between various figurative elements and the space itself. Much like the installation a similar approach has been taken in her writing. Hanna, who graduated from the Master of Fine Art programme, continues her research into the sensual and visceral by reusing other artists’ writing, both in style and content, and turning her thesis into an artwork. It is a piece whose self-reflexiveness can be deceptive because the writing might be drawn from another source. Parasitic and appropriative writing has a long tradition in modern and contemporary art (from the Dadaists to Kathy Acker’s postmodernism to Kenneth Goldsmith’s contemporary Uncreative Writing), which the thesis acknowledges through its bibliography. As a whole, the jury found this a compelling, coherent, well-executed work of artistic research. The installation and writing were complementary, both sharing commonalities in content and approach, and at the same time showing a strong sensitivity to what each medium makes possible.”

Mascha van Zijverden (Master Education in Arts) “Recrafting Craft: A Synergy of Crafts within Fashion Design Education at Art Schools in the Netherlands”

Mascha van Zijverden “Recrafting Craft”, Photo: Waag Society

“Mascha van Zijverden’s research on “Recrafting Craft: A Synergy of Crafts within Fashion Design Education at Art Schools in the Netherlands”, a graduation project in the Master Education in Arts, had proven its value for the professional field even before the jury reviewed it. Van Zijverden characterizes the contemporary fashion system as “broken” because of unmet challenges in social innovation, sustainability and digital manufacturing. This analysis is widely shared in the field, supported through findings of major Dutch fashion researchers and further backed up by van Zijverden’s excellent field research on the Dutch and British fashion systems. In her project, Mascha Van Zijverden’s networked key players of the fashion system. In a series of workshops with fellow educationalists and students, visions of the “future fashion professional” and “craft as fundament for change” were collectively developed. The jury found Mascha van Zijverden’s project extensive in its scope and careful in its execution. As a classical piece of practice-oriented research, it found its validation in the professional field for which it was made.”

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