The G. Holmes Perkins Teaching Awards are presented every year, dependent on nominations by college students at the Weitzman School of Structure, to identify distinguished educating and innovation in the classroom, seminar, or studio.
The 2021 faculty honorees are:
G. Holmes Perkins Distinguished Undergraduate Instructing Award
Gabriel Martinez, senior lecturer in the office of high-quality arts, is a Cuban American visual artist initially from Miami, Florida who will work mostly with pictures, effectiveness, and set up. Mr. Martinez was a receiver of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 2001 and was granted a Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship in 2003. He has acquired two Person Artists Grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He has also participated in quite a few national artist residencies and artist-in-residence courses which include: The Rosenbach Museum and Library and the Cloth Workshop and Museum, each in Philadelphia Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida Arcadia Summertime Arts Method, Maine MacDowell, New Hampshire and Yaddo, New York.
He has developed effectiveness-oriented gatherings and installations for a variety of venues like: in Philadelphia at the Institute of Present-day Artwork, the Material Workshop and Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Artwork, the Philadelphia Artwork Alliance and NEXUS/Foundation for Today’s Artwork in New York at White Columns, Franklin Furnace, Exit Art, Thread Waxing Space and the SCOPE Artwork Exhibit at Lincoln Middle and in Miami at Miami Art Central and Bernice Steinbaum Gallery. Mr. Martinez analyzed at the Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Portray in 2003. His do the job is integrated in the Phaidon Push publication Art & Queer Lifestyle (Themes and Movements Sequence).
One of Mr. Martinez’s college students mentioned, “Gabe has been a pivotal aspect of my journey as a photographer. He is genuinely thrilled about his students’ operate and presents obvious and constructive criticism.” An additional said, “he has taught me how to boil down my ideas into a idea which is plainly communicated to my viewers. I truly owe him a whole lot!”
G. Holmes Perkins Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award, Non-Standing Faculty
Paul Farber, lecturer in the section of great arts, is a curator, historian, and educator, serving as the inventive director and co-founder of Monument Lab and senior study scholar at the Middle for Public Art and Place at the Weitzman University. Dr. Farber’s study and curatorial projects examine transnational urban historical past, cultural memory, and innovative ways to civic engagement. He is the author of A Wall of Our Personal: An American Historical past of the Berlin Wall, which tells the tale of a group of American artists and writers who found refuge together the Berlin Wall and in Cold War Germany in buy to confront political divisions back again house in the United States. He is also the co-editor with Ken Lum of Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia, a community artwork and heritage handbook and catalogue created to produce new vital approaches of pondering about and making monuments.
As a curator, Dr. Farber operates with artists and their people to engage, revisit, and re-think about their archives. In carrying out so, he also delivers multi-generational pupils into the fields of community art and historical past. In addition to curating Monument Lab’s City Hall exhibition (2015) and citywide exhibition (2017), he is a co-curator with Salamishah Tillet of Monument Lab’s A Call to Peace exhibition in Newark (2019). His perform on culture has also formerly appeared in The Guardian, Museums & Social Issues, Diplomatic Record, Art & the Public Sphere, Vibe, and on NPR. Dr. Farber attained a PhD in American tradition from the College of Michigan and a BA in city studies from the College of Pennsylvania. He earlier served as a postdoctoral creating fellow and browsing assistant professor of heritage at Haverford University, a doctoral fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C., and a browsing scholar in the urban reports plan at the College of Pennsylvania.
One particular of Dr. Farber’s students mentioned, “I took Paul’s Monument Lab class final semester, and it was 1 of the finest mastering activities I have experienced, even although it was in excess of Zoom. I usually left his courses sensation far more energized and with numerous extra strategies and essential inquiries.” “Paul’s classroom, even practically, is a spot that cultivates heat, creative imagination, and openness,” reported a different. “He leaves room for shut listening and lively candor. His interpersonal skills paired with his investigation and encounters are priceless and prescient. The intimacy in which he operates his classroom delivers ground for sacred and fruitful interrogation into the human situation.” A third scholar said, “his know-how and his significant get the job done with troubles of monuments, general public space, and public art were being inspiring, as was his sense of humor and capability to have interaction a team of folks.”
G. Holmes Perkins Distinguished Graduate Instructing Award for Standing College
Erick Guerra is an associate professor and the associate chair of town and regional arranging in the Weitzman Faculty of Design and style, wherever he teaches classes in transportation scheduling and quantitative arranging methods. His exploration focuses on the marriage amongst land use, transportation methods, and vacation behavior with an emphasis on speedily motorizing towns, public health outcomes, and transportation systems. He has revealed articles on land use and transportation in Mexico and Indonesia, general public transport policy, land use and traffic safety, and up to date preparing for self-driving vehicles. As a practising researcher and advisor, Dr. Guerra has completed projects on accessibility and transportation affordability for the Brookings Establishment, the Environment Financial institution, the Organisation for Financial Co-Procedure and Improvement, and the Lincoln Institute of Land Plan. He holds a PhD in city and regional planning from the University of California Berkeley, a master’s in urban scheduling from Harvard University, and a BA in fine arts and French from the College of Pennsylvania. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Gabon from 2002 to 2004.
1 of Dr. Guerra’s pupils said, “He teaches in an participating fashion and produces a studying setting in which pupils want to accomplish properly.” An additional stated, “Erick serves as a good case in point of civility which tends to make not only an educator but also a purpose model.” “His courses encourage an environment in which college students want to execute very well and impress,” mentioned a third pupil.