Gestalt Program: Comsats University

Photographs by Zainab Umar Rehman

Gestalt: Theory and Design in the Age of New Objectivity. A Series of Educational Lectures, October-November 2011

Romah Samuel

German embassy representative

Rich is always the educated individual.

Is society a cake and man an egg?

Collage involves Integration.

H@nnyi@ A_bid and Abeera Zahid

Creativity has to do mostly with Imagination.

Comparison: Pre-Bauhaus design vs. Bauhaus design

H@nniy@ A_bid, GR, Mariano Akerman, Saba Masur, Abeera Zahid

Can one bridge tradition and modernization?

Romah Samuel and friend

Swiss Deputy Head of Mission

Saba Mansur and H@nnyi@ A_bid


Saba Mansur, Mariano Akerman, Swiss representative, and H@nnyi@ A_bid

Gestalt Program Resources
The Gestalt Program ; Programa Educativo Gestalt
Islamabad, German Embassy in Islamabad, Integrated Whole, Experimentation and Identity, Gestalt: Theory and Design in the New Objectivity Age, 25.10.2011
Bridging Cultures
Islamabad, Deutsche Auslandsvertretungen in Pakistan, Integriertes Ganzes, Experimentieren und Identität, Gestalt: Theorie und Gestaltung im Zeitalter der neuen Sachlichkeit, 28.10.2011
Sara Mahmood, Mariano Akerman: Bridging Cultures, 28.9.2011
Ishrat Hyatt, Gestalt Programme Launching Event, International The News, 22 October 2011, City News, p. 19 (S).
"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.
SwissPak Association
Almas Haider Naqvi, "Other is the Same Side of the Picture," Dataline Islamabad, 22 October 2011, p. 4
Maqbool Malik, "Tradition meets Modernisation," The Nation, Pakistan, 24 October 2011
Pakistan Observer, 3.11.11
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.
Mariano Akerman, A Visual History of Gestalt Theory, 8.11.11
_____. Gestalt Program Pics and Musings, 30.10.11
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.


Jenny Naseem said...

Nice pics!

Griny en la Tierra said...

Te ves joven y parece que el aire de asiático te sienta bien. Y estás muy elegante. ¡Bravo!

Thomas Ditt said...


Jacqueline Beaujean said...

Belles photographies. Wonderful.

Silvia Weisz said...

Felicitaciones: espléndido. Un beso enorme y un abrazo, SW.

Hanniya Abid said...

Thanks Mariano for your interesting remarks and for the lectures. I myself enjoyed the sessions and also learned from you.

Rabiya Qadir said...


Susana Davico said...

¡Te felicito! Es fascinante ver tu crecimiento. ¡Cariños!

Marcela Pagano said...

Hola Mariano. ¡Qué lindas las fotos de tu conferencia! Felicitaciones

Gab Stegmann said...

(^.^) Es siempre lindo verte y saber de vos (^.^) ¡Gracias! gab ~

Aemen Javairia said...

The students enjoyed it really. They were awestruck :) Congrats on another great event. May you have loads of more of success :)
Warm regards, AJ