AN EXPERIENCE OF COLORS AND EMOTIONS FOR THE WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY #LIUB


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This videoclip presents a series of pictures about “a journey through special painterly colors and materials” and the wonderful experience involving children with disabilities and carriers of the Syndrome of Autism Spectrum. The initiative was made ​​possible thanks to the support of the Rotary Club of Roma Golfo di Anzio, Nettuno, which has included the activities in “Anzio for Autism” project. It’s nice to remember it, when we celebrate the World Autism Awereness Day 2016 (April 2). 

Patrizia Sapri led with passion and enthusiasm the group of the magnificent seven little artists  who have re-composed and re-built artworks from “Lacer / actions” Project by Roberto Alborghetti. Kids re-viewed with their creativity images of decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, scratches, urban and industrial matters, as presented in the videoclip. Now they are workin’ on the “Blue Moon” drawing created by artist and fashion designer Mitrani Yarden. 

Patrizia Sapri, teacher and curator, says about the workshop: “ My job has the aim to start from the healthy part of the person and developing residual capacity. We search for a meaningful relationship between color and emotions. Limits are transformed into expressive skills, communication, art… Roberto Alborghetti artworks have the emotional power to establish a right condition to create and to act. Yes, my special pupils  like so much Roberto’s colors, scratches and cracks. But don’t ask me why…”.

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World Autism Awareness Day

The eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2016. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. How will you celebrate?

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Colors and Emotions Atelier - Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions - Curated by Patrizia Sapri

Colors and Emotions Atelier – Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions – Curated by Patrizia Sapri

Colors and Emotions Atelier - Roberto Alborghetti Lacer-Actions, Curated by Patrizia Sapri

Colors and Emotions Atelier – Roberto Alborghetti Lacer-Actions, Curated by Patrizia Sapri.

 

 

 

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AUTISM AND ART: COLORS AND EMOTIONS AROUND THE GHOST BUS. SCENES FROM AN EXPERIENCE

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Videoclip by Roberto Alborghetti; Soundtrack: “Day One” by Audiomachine. Scenes from a creative experience which involved autistic and disabled kids in Aprilia, Latina (Rome area, Italy). Led by teacher Patrizia Sapri, they worked to reproduce the abstract photos taken by Roberto Alborghetti around the old and rusty bus at Bartons Plc (Beeston – Nottingham, UK) for the Ghost Bus Project, “A visual adventure in the Land of Robin Hood” by Roberto Alborghetti, Bartons Plc and ACT Group. Next project: “Taking the Blue Moon” basing on the drawing by Mitrani Yarden for Hopes Project.

Drawings for The Ghost Bus

Drawings for The Ghost Bus

COLORS AND EMOTIONS: THE OTHER SIDE OF AUTISM / KIDS WORKING ON “LACER/ACTIONS” (THE CLIP)

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Guest Writer: STEFANO ALBERTI

Hearty agreement and great success in Anzio (Rome) for the exhibition “Scratches, Cracks and Lacer-actions / Between dream and reality” inspired by Roberto Alborghetti artworks for the project co-ordinated and carried out by Professor Patrizia Sapri. The show was held at the  Professional Institute “Marco Gavio  ​Apicio” where a series of pictures told a journey through “special painterly colors and materials” and the singular experience involving children with disabilities and carriers of the Syndrome of Autism Spectrum. The initiative was made ​​possible thanks to the support of the Rotary Club of Roma Golfo di Anzio, Nettuno, which has included the activities in “Anzio for Autism” project .

Patrizia Sapri led with passion and enthusiasm the group of the magnificent seven little artists  who have re-composed and re-built works from “Lacer / actions” Project by Roberto Alborghetti. Kids re-viewed with their creativity images of decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, scratches and “urban signs”. Patrizia Sapri, teacher and curator, says about the workshop: “ My job has the aim to start from the healthy part of the person and developing residual capacity. We search for a meaningful relationship between color and emotions. Limits are transformed into expressive skills, communication, art… Roberto Alborghetti works have the emotional power to establish a right condition to create and to act. Yes, my special students like so much Roberto’s colors, scratches and cracks. But don’t ask me why…”.

Colors and Emotions Atelier - Lacer-Actions by r.a (2)

 

AUTISM AND ART / AN EXHIBITION ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE INSPIRED BY “LACER/ACTIONS” WORKS… “SEEIN’ WHAT HUMAN BEINGS FREQUENTLY DON’T SEE”

GUEST WRITER: STEFANO ALBERTI

In last Springtime, Roberto Alborghetti works have been the focus of “Atelier of colors and emotions” project which involved in Italy (Aprilia, Latina) children with disabilities and affected by Autism Spectrum Syndrome. The activity was promoted and led by teacher Patrizia Sapri and non-profit organization “Il Senso della vita Onlus”. The experience based on Roberto images which have been reproduced manually by children. The project merged into a final exhibition tooking place some weeks ago in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena) with the title  “From Lacer/actions to Cre/actions”.

Kids worked for months on Roberto Alborghetti images, called “Lacer/actions, making some incredible works. The  exhibition in Tuscany raised lot of interest and attention comparing photographic copies of the original images by Roberto Alborghetti and the works performed by the pupils (watercolours, tempera and various materials). During the show teacher Patrizia Sapri told visitors about this unusual experience and how guys found a way to express emotions and creativity through colours and abstract from Roberto Alborghetti artworks.

The “provocative pictures” about torn and decomposed publicity posters and cracks were de-constructed and re-created by autistic kids who entered the visual world of Roberto Alborghetti receiving suggestions and emotions and re-viewing images through the sense-organs. They discovered an inner dimension to explore and learn. Music accompanied the lessons and students also created words and comments about feelings and sensations they felt while working on Roberto Alborghetti colorful works. 

Teacher Patrizia Sapri said: “The exhibition displayed works made by autistic students. I studied in the past, and rediscovered in recent days, the great lesson coming from Temple Grandin, doctor and professor at Colorado State University (USA), bestselling author and autistic activist (in 2010 she was listed in the Time 100 list of the 100 most influential people in the world, for the “Heroes” category). She said that autistics are able to see what human beings frequently don’t see. They see a “wonderful world” that people barely grasps. They perceive a series of visual stimuli that normal people can’t perceive. Autistics think in pictures. They live in a world of pictures and colors. That’s the reason why autistic kids are so fond of Roberto Alborghetti’s works which were re-created and re-lived using different tools and techniques. Based on their state of mind, they angrily painted or gently covered all spaces. In their mental order everything have to be perfect. And they have the wonderful gift to clearly see and perceive in advance – in their mind and heart – the final work.”   

AUTISTIC KIDS RE-CREATE ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI’S WORKS FOLLOWING THE MESSAGE OF TEMPLE GRANDIN / A SHOW IN ITALY FROM JUNE 3

THE COLORS EXPERIENCE: RE-CREATING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORKS - APRILIA, 2013

THE COLORS EXPERIENCE: RE-CREATING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORKS – APRILIA, 2013

“AUTISTIC CHILDREN SEE

WHAT HUMAN BEINGS CAN’T SEE”

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GUEST WRITER: STEFANO ALBERTI

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There’s a great expectation in Aprilia (near Rome, Italy) at the “Marconi” Primary School where on June 3 a unique and special exhibition will open displaying works created by autistic students.  We talked about this some weeks ago. Teacher Patrizia Sapri – assisted by children parents, colleagues and friends of the non-profit organization “Il Senso della Vita / The Sense of Life” – led a beautiful exsperience inspired by Roberto Alborghetti’s images (“Lacer /actions” project).

THE COLORS EXPERIENCE: RE-CREATING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORKS - APRILIA, 2013

THE COLORS EXPERIENCE: RE-CREATING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORKS – APRILIA, 2013

THE COLORS EXPERIENCE: RE-CREATING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORKS - APRILIA, 2013

THE COLORS EXPERIENCE: RE-CREATING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORKS – APRILIA, 2013

The “provocative pictures” about the decomposed publicity posters (and cracks) were de-constructed and re-created by autistic kids who entered the visual world of Roberto Alborghetti receiving suggestions and emotions and re-viewing images through the sense-organs. So they discovered an inner dimension to explore and learn. Music accompanied the lessons and students also created words and comments about feelings and sensations they felt while working on Roberto Alborghetti colorful works. 

Now, this incredible experience will be told through an exhibition and a special book which will introduce achievements and results.Visitors will have the opportunity to admire compelling works made by Erik, Massimo, Flavia, Gaia and Nicole, some of the kids who participated to the “Atelier of colors and emotions”. 

THE COLORS EXPERIENCE: RE-CREATING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORKS - APRILIA, 2013

THE COLORS EXPERIENCE: RE-CREATING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORKS – APRILIA, 2013

Teacher Patrizia Sapri says: “The exhibition in Aprilia displays works made by autistic students. I studied in the past, and rediscovered in recent days, the great lesson coming from Temple Grandin, doctor and professor at Colorado State University (USA), bestselling author and autistic activist (in 2010 she was listed in the Time 100 list of the 100 most influential people in the world, for the “Heroes” category). She said that autistics are able to see what human beings don’t see. They see a “wonderful world” that people barely grasps. They perceive a series of visual stimuli that normal people can’t perceive. Autistics think in pictures. They live in a world of pictures and colors. That’s the reason why autistic kids are so fond of Roberto Alborghetti’s works which were re-created and re-lived using different tools and techniques. Based on their state of mind, they angrily painted or gently covered all spaces. In their mental order everything have to be perfect. And they have the wonderful gift to clearly see and perceive in advance – in their mind and heart – the same final work.”   

THE COLORS EXPERIENCE: RE-CREATING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORKS - APRILIA, 2013

THE COLORS EXPERIENCE: RE-CREATING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORKS – APRILIA, 2013

TECHNOLOGIES AND CREATIVITY TO IMPROVE AUTISM EDUCATION IN INDIA

Great need to improve autism education in India’, say researchers Academics from the University of Birmingham are in India sharing their expertise in the area of special educational needs, and autism in particular. Typically 1 in 100 people are on the autism spectrum. While general awareness of autism has grown in India in recent times various misconceptions still exist. The public and some professionals need better understanding of what it means to have autism and how it affects people. There is also a need to share notions of  ‘best practice’ in the education of children and young people on the autism spectrum. 

Joining volunteers from the charity Hope & Compassion and colleagues from Cardiff Metropolitan University, Birmingham academics will impart skills and knowledge to people with limited access to training in autism, and introduce new technologies and equipment to help engage children who are hard to reach.  The group will be running seminars and conducting training with practitioners and parents. Additionally, they will undertake teaching sessions with children using interactive software (Reactickles and Somantics), which is specifically designed for children with autism.

The visit will also strengthen existing partnerships and create new collaborations with academics at the University of Delhi, Khalsa College, the charity Action for Autism and Pingalwara Charitable Society, as well as Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (a local government initiative for children with special educational needs and disabilities). Dr Karen Guldberg, Senior Lecturer in Autism Studies and Director of the Autism Centre for Education and Research at the University of Birmingham, said: “We hope to set up sustainable networks and partnerships and will undertake a training needs analysis with a sample of parents and teachers. This will identify how we might be able to offer meaningful, long-term partnership and support.”

Manpreet Kaur from the charity Hope & Compassion, said: It is with the help of volunteers and academics that we are now able to bring new knowledge and research into areas that normally would not cater for the various disabilities.  This enables progression and development for children, families, carers and institutions.”

Infos

The University of Birmingham was established in 1900 and was the UK’s first   civic university where students from all religions and backgrounds were accepted on an equal basis.  A founding member of the Russell Group, it is one of the United Kingdom’s internationally acclaimed research–intensive universities.  The University’s work brings people from across the world to Birmingham, including researchers and teachers and more than 4,000 international students from nearly 150 different countries.  The University of Birmingham’s engagement with India spans over 100 years.   The first Indian students came to Birmingham in 1909 to study degrees in Mining and Commerce and there are now more than 1000 Indian alumni.  The University currently has over 180 students from India studying a wide range of   subjects – at all levels from foundation to doctoral research.   The University’s India Office opened in New Delhi in 2009.  This was the first overseas office of the University of Birmingham and has been established to maintain partnerships with local providers, support the alumni in India, further consolidate research collaborations and provide local services to those students who wish to study at the University.  For further information please visit: www.birmingham.ac.uk

Hope & Compassion is a charity that works with other organisations abroad to improve the lives of children with special educational needs and their families living in poverty in developing countries. At the heart of Hope and   Compassion is a team of experienced professionals from the UK, qualified in education and specialist therapies. The countries abroad where we are working have very few practitioners with equivalent qualifications, so we are sharing our skills and best practice to train project staff abroad. We work with local charities to train and educate their members of staff, giving a lasting legacy of high quality skills and experience abroad.  For further information, visit: www.hopecompassion.org