The Gestalt Educational Program: Facts

by Mariano Akerman

2,400 Gestalt brochures printed and given
150 press release exemplars printed and given
2,500 participants
2 embassies
7 educational Institutions
12 lectures in English, French, and Spanish
3 training sessions and workshops
1 collage exhibition, with critique
247 entries received in the Gestalt Collage Contest
50 collage entries selected
27 bags with prizes given to students, teachers, and institutions
1 virtual collage exhibition, with critique
12 collages prized
12 teachers and colleagues prized
3 educational institutions prized

12 prized students:
Rabeea Ahmed
Haider Abbas
Najeha Rashid
Sundas Sana
Aisha Saeed
Saba Malik
Ikram Haider
Sawera PGCW
Anum Hamid
Saira Solangi
Janita Fatima
Saadia Ashrad

12 prized teachers and colleagues:
Hannyia Abid
Farah Nez Sheikh
Mercedes Checa
Saba Mansur
Mamoona Kahn
Abeera Zahid
Joan Lewin-Pohl
Saba Faisal
Troya Roy
Akifa Imtiaz
Huma Koya
Jenny Naseem

3 prized institutions
Islamabad College for Girls
Post-Graduate College for Women Rawalpindi
COMSATS University

1. Gestalt Program Announcement and Brochure Online, 30.9.11
2. Islamabad, Swiss Embassy, Mariano Akerman: Bridging Cultures (excerpts from a note by Sara Mahmood), press release, 20.10.11
3. Islamabad, German Embassy in Islamabad, Integrated Whole, Experimentation and Identity, Gestalt: Theory and Design in the New Objectivity Age, 25.10.2011, ill.
4. Islamabad, Deutsche Auslandsvertretungen in Pakistan, Integriertes Ganzes, Experimentieren und Identität, Gestalt: Thorie und Gestaltung im Zeitalter der neuen Sachlichkeit, 28.10.2011, ill.
5. Ishrat Hyatt, Gestalt Programme Launching EventInternational The News, 22 October 2011, City News, p. 19 (online).
6. "The Ambassador of Switzerland ... held Reception Lecture of the Gestalt Educational Program held by Architect Mariano Akerman," Diplomatic Focus, Pakistan, Vol. II, Issue 8-9, October-November 2011, p. 70, photographs by Shabbir Hussain
7. SwissPak Association
8. Almas Haider Naqvi, "Other is the Same Side of the Picture," Dataline Islamabad, 22 October 2011, p. 4, ill.
9. Maqbool Malik, "Tradition meets Modernisation," The Nation, Pakistan, 24 October 2011
10. Gauhar Zahid Malik, Embassies of Switzerland and Germany present 'Gestalt': Theory and Design in the Age of New Objectivity, Fifteen Educational Lectures by Mariano Akerman, Architect and Art Historian, Pakistan Observer, Pakistan, 3.11.11, p. 9, ill.
Ilona Yusuf, Enhancing Perception: The Gestalt Lectures and Collage Competition, Blue Chip Magazine, Issue 87, Volume 8, Islamabad, January-February 2012, pp. 16-19, ill.
Sara Mahmood, Mariano Akerman: Bridging Cultures, Blue Chip Magazine, Issue 87, Volume 8, Islamabad, January-February 2012, pp. 20-24, ill.

Received distinctions
Prize and certificate from the Post-Graduate College for Women Rawalpindi
Token of Friendship from COMSATS University
Prize from Alliance Française d'Islamabad

1 comment:

Samina Saleem said...

Dear Mariano, thank you very much for providing us with the opportunity to attend most thought-provoking conferences. Your lectures on Gestalt theory encouraged our thinking abilities and also participation in creative activities. Samina Saleem, Fine Arts Professor, Govt Post Graduate College for Women