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Henri Dahan

Henri Dahan

Educational Director, Ecole Domaine du Possible

BACKGROUND / Professional and educational background:

After studying physics at Paris XI (University of Paris-Orsay) and music at l’école Normale de Musique de Paris, along with a certificate in education at Steiner-Waldorf in Stuttgart (Germany), Henri Dahan became a teacher in 1982 in Paris, Bourbon l’Archambault, Avignon and Arles as a school teacher, then a science teacher in junior high and mathematics in high school. He simultaneously conducted ensembles, choirs, and French-German musical exchanges with school ensembles.

He has been administrative director of three schools since 1990, and general delegate for the Steiner-Waldorf school federation in France from 2008 to 2015. He created the Domaine du Possible school project in Arles with Françoise Nyssen and Jean-Paul Capitani, and wrote and executed the project respectively in 2014 and 2015.


ACHIEVEMENT / What does the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum consist of?

A global school from kindergarten to high school, open to all, and a place of living and research, encounters and hospitality, culture of imagination and inventivity. Above academic disciplines, the school teaches pictural, plastic, musical, corporal art and agriculture, along with foreign languages.


LOCATION / Where do you lead your project/company (city, region and country)?

Arles, France


IMPACT / How do you evaluate the economic, social, politic and environmental impact of your project / action?

Only time will tell! This school is a living space looking to empower every child in its imaginative capacities, initiative and capacity to happily engage in a smart social life, to respect the planet, and have a chance to live on such a beautiful planet crying for help.


QUOTE / A sentence, quotation or a word that best describes you

The path of a life is a cross between multiple paths. Several characters evolve by colliding, provoking, and completing each other; they cooperate to build an undefinable person manifesting its existence every time it says “I”. (Albert Jacquard, Mon utopie, Stock, 2006)