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Prof. Pascale Gatzen  is the head of the Fashion Design Master’s programme at ArtEZ and also an artist, educator and fashion designer based in New York and Arnhem, The Netherlands. Within her art and design practice, Gatzen produces and facilitates large collaborative projects using clothing as her main medium. Embracing fashion as a mode of human togetherness, the focus of both her artistic practice and her teaching is on the relational and empowering aspects of fashion, advancing cooperative models of production and exchange. As an Associate Professor at Parsons of Design in New York she developed and implemented an alternative fashion curriculum with an emphasis on community, self-expression and love. She is a founding member of ‘friends of light’ a worker cooperative for textile production in the Hudson Valley, New York. She is the new Head of the MA Fashion Design program, at ArtEZ, University of the Arts, Arnhem, The Netherlands where she is creating and implementing a radically new curriculum named Fashion held in Common. Her work has been shown and published internationally.