Juan Carlos Castro – Emerging Award
Described by colleagues as both a visionary and the department’s “star pitcher,” Castro says that as a teacher, his job is to create conditions in which students can learn and excel. “Teaching is about relationships, and how we grow from those relationships,” he explains.
Castro’s research focuses on the dynamics and qualities of knowing, learning and teaching art through new and social media, as understood through complexity thinking and network theory.
His current research examines how mobile media coupled with creative production networks knowledge in urban environments to create educational and civic engagement with teens and young adults.
He joined the Faculty of Fine Arts as an assistant professor of art education in 2010.