Informazioni su Arno Stern

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Arno Stern’s life and work are inextricably linked.

In 1946, at the age of 22, he entered an institution for war orphans. He got the children painting, and immediately understood the primordial role of the play inspired by this activity, for which he created an original environment.

He then established a studio in Paris (in Saint-Germain-des-Prés). It became famous in the 1950s as l’Académie du Jeudi (The Thursday Academy) and operated there for 33 years before moving to the neighborhood of the Madeleine in 1987.

Arno Stern’s spectacular achievements have been widely featured by the media.

Arno Stern has participated in conferences in many cities, including Berkeley, Barcelona, Trevise, and Ravenna. In Bristol he served as a technical expert for UNESCO. He has given countless lectures and courses at universities, museums, teachers’ colleges, and cultural centers.

He has established studios in hospitals and has trained practitioners who have created them in pediatric medical centers, schools, social centers, and cultural institutions.

For 10 years the City of Paris has provided him with premises in which he founded the School for Practitioners of Creative Education, which welcomes students from countries around the world. He has also given training courses in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, the Czech Republic, Spain, Venezuela, and Canada.

Arno Stern’s life and work are inextricably linked.

In 1946, at the age of 22, he entered an institution for war orphans. He got the children painting, and immediately understood the primordial role of the play inspired by this activity, for which he created an original environment.

He then established a studio in Paris (in Saint-Germain-des-Prés). It became famous in the 1950s as l’Académie du Jeudi (The Thursday Academy) and operated there for 33 years before moving to the neighborhood of the Madeleine in 1987.

Arno Stern’s spectacular achievements have been widely featured by the media.

Arno Stern has participated in conferences in many cities, including Berkeley, Barcelona, Trevise, and Ravenna. In Bristol he served as a technical expert for UNESCO. He has given countless lectures and courses at universities, museums, teachers’ colleges, and cultural centers.

He has established studios in hospitals and has trained practitioners who have created them in pediatric medical centers, schools, social centers, and cultural institutions.

For 10 years the City of Paris has provided him with premises in which he founded the School for Practitioners of Creative Education, which welcomes students from countries around the world. He has also given training courses in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, the Czech Republic, Spain, Venezuela, and Canada.

An attentive witness to the manifestation aroused in the exceptional conditions of the Closlieu (the name given to the studio, which also serves as an ideal research laboratory), Arno Stern discovered Formulation. He explored it and understood its workings, but has never allowed himself to attempt to interpret it.

He extended his field of study through stays with indigenous peoples in Mauritania, Peru, Niger, Mexico, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Guatemala, and New Guinea.

He founded a new scientific domain, Expression Semiology, or the semiology of expression, and gave it a framework through the creation of R.I.S.E. (The Research Institute for the Semiology of Expression) in 1987.

Several hundred practitioners have been trained by Arno Stern. Many others have benefited, directly or indirectly, from his discoveries. Arno Stern’s message beckons all those who believe in the unexplored qualities of human beings, qualities to which an experience stripped of artifice can give natural and regenerative expression and a creative attitude in life.

Arno Stern’s work is well-known in the world of pedagogy. Yet, as is proven by the discussions that follow each of his public lectures, it answers more widespread questioning and expectations that have become increasingly insistent at this turning point in the evolution of our society.

Arno Stern’s discoveries highlight the existence of a primordial display that, due to lack of recognition, is in serious danger of extinction. Arno Stern proposes the salvation of heretofore-ignored natural human faculties.

Citazioni sul lavoro di Arno Stern

[Le sue scoperte] fanno di Arno Stern un semiologo unito a un etnologo - probabilmente uno dei nostri ultimi grandi esploratori - con il cui nome la storia che insegniamo deve ora fare i conti.

Jamil Jean-Marc DakhliaPresidente dell'Università di Sorbonne Nouvelle

Arno Stern fornisce l'unica prova tangibile che la nozione di razza umana non esiste.

Albert JacquardDirettore dell'Istituto Nazionale di Studi Demografici

Arno Stern is a very great scientist, one of the greatest scientists I know, because he has done precisely what science is all about. He didn't believe what others believed, he has discovered something others didn't even have the idea one could look for

Prof. Dr. Gerald HütherNational Library of Vienna

Sono convinto che il lavoro di Arno Stern rappresenti attualmente la via più promettente per studiare il gioco da una prospettiva di ricerca sulla salute primordiale. In termini di potenziale per la ricerca, il lavoro di Arno Stern è unico.

Dr. Michel OdentDo we need midwives?

Proprio come Newton creò uno strumento e scoprì una scienza, così Arno Stern è sia lo scopritore di un nuovo campo della scienza che l'inventore dello strumento in cui questa manifestazione precedentemente sconosciuta può essere vista. E proprio come la scoperta delle leggi di gravità in combinazione con l'invenzione del telescopio ha alterato profondamente la nostra comprensione dell'universo, lo sviluppo del Closlieu e la scoperta della Formulazione hanno cambiato completamente il nostro approccio all'educazione, all'infanzia e, più in generale, alla nostra condizione umana.

André Stern

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Le pietre miliari del lavoro di Arno Stern

La prima posizione di Arno Stern in una casa per bambini OSE
Arno Stern crea e implementa la Closlieu e la Table-Palette. Questo è il più famoso "studio di pittura per bambini" del mondo. Arno Stern è incaricato dai professori Heuyer, Lebovici, Delay e Volmat di installare e far funzionare questo dispositivo negli ospedali di La Pitié-Salpétrière e Sainte-Anne. Arno Stern viene nominato esperto dell'UNESCO.
Prime scoperte e ricerche relative alla semiologia dell'espressione. Arno Stern apre, con il sostegno della città di Parigi, l'EPREC (Scuola per praticanti di educazione creativa).
Arno Stern viaggia nelle regioni più remote del mondo, per incontrare le ultime popolazioni non toccate dalla civiltà occidentale, per farle dipingere per la prima volta e raccogliere le loro tracce.
Scoperte dell'inizio della Traccia Umana grazie ai contributi di colei che diventerà sua moglie, Michèle Stern.
Le scoperte di Arno Stern portano ad un atteggiamento completamente nuovo nei confronti dei bambini. Arno e Michèle Stern, ancor prima delle recenti scoperte della neurobiologia, della psicologia dello sviluppo, della teoria dell'attaccamento, ecc., attuano questo atteggiamento di fiducia nelle disposizioni spontanee dell'uomo: i loro figli, André ed Eléonore, crescono in questo ambiente.
Arno Stern crea l'Istituto Arno Stern per la ricerca in semiologia dell'espressione I.R.S.E.A.S.
Finalizzazione del vocabolario specifico della Semiologia dell'Espressione: Closlieu (TM), Gioco di Pittura (TM), Formulazione (TM). Realizzazione dei locali che permettono l'archiviazione e lo studio dei documenti accumulati durante gli ultimi decenni, così come l'accoglienza dei comitati scientifici e dei corsi di formazione. Eléonore e André Stern diventano i principali collaboratori di Arno Stern. Digitalizzazione degli archivi, che prima erano conservati in forma di diapositive.
Passaggio alla tecnologia digitale. Acquisizione di attrezzature specifiche per digitalizzare, elaborare e indicizzare i 500.000 documenti archiviati. Arno Stern aggiorna e adatta costantemente al progresso tecnico il suo programma di formazione per la professione di Servitore della Pittura.
Broad scientific convergence work led by Arno Stern, André Stern and the I.R.S.E.A.S. Use of digital material to restructure and deepen the didactic tools for the training courses. The I.R.S.E.A.S. becomes the sole depository of the documentation, archives and didactic material created by Arno Stern and his collaborators.

Throughout these years, Arno Stern(TM) has never ceased to publish numerous books (translated into various languages). At the same time, he has carried out intensive communication work through lectures, participation in conferences and seminars, and countless interviews. And he has never missed a session of the Play of Painting in his Parisian Closlieu.