|Mascha van Zijverden
Advisor, Coordinator & Designer of Art Education
Having a background in fashion design and fifteen years of experience in higher fashion education as teacher and course director, I currently work on the innovation of design curricula in higher and intermediate vocational education with a focus on the process of ‘making’. I thereby zoom in on how the synergy of traditional crafts and digital (bio)technologies can contribute to the development of new production methods and sustainable products in order to prepare designers for tomorrow’s complex, global and circular economy.
Advisor & Ambassador of 'One-Off subsidies' at Amsterdam Fund of the Arts [AFK].
1st Prize WdKA Research Award 2016
2017.01 - 2017.06
Co-Designer at sQuare, a research project ['Ruimte voor Creatief Vakmanschap'] initiated by 'Practoraat Creatief Vakmanschap', ROC Amsterdam and funded by The Creative Industries Fund NL.
2014.09 - 2016.07
Master Education In Arts [M Ed] at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam.
Recrafting Craft, A Synergy of Crafts within Fashion Design Education at Art Schools in the Netherlands.
2014.11 - 2016.12
Director Fashion Design and Coordinator International Affairs at the Modern International Art & Design Academy [MIADA], Chongqing, China.
Design Advisory Committee Member at The Creative Industries Fund NL [Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie].
2013.01 - 2013.05
External Examiner at the University of Borås, The Swedish School of Textiles.
SQuare is a 'learn-act-make' community for 'new creatives' to develop their entrepreneurial and creative skills in order to grow from new creative starter to flexible professional. In co-creation with a group of innovators, designers, education experts and researchers I worked on the development of sQuare Academy and sQuare Accelerator Track [sQuat].
Research Report: Learn, Act, Make!