Reuse and Repurpose

Date January 26, 2018 18:59

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This entry is especially relevant as I wrote about the motivation behind the organ I built now made available by the closing of a church. I write elsewhere about how the instrument may actually provide material for a new instrument. This entry details how the organ itself is the result of repurposed material designed into what became the first instrument I built as an independent builder.

 

http://stevepanizza.blogspot.com/2013/06/reuse-and-repurpose.html

Posted January 26, 2018 18:59

 

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A Design Narrative Based on Culture

 

by Steve Panizza

 

This is a narrative of community, sustainability, and pragmatism.

 

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I am lately reacquainted with members of my Italian family. My grandfather Stefano immigrated to this country from his small village of Vermiglio located in the northern Italian region of the Alps. I have discovered through correspondence that the Alpine region of Europe is a region of shared culture regardless of national borders.

 

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I find that my design language ostensibly comes from this region, an understanding that allows me to craft a design narrative that I identify as my own, one seemingly passed down through an ancestry of shared cross-border culture that engendered a strong sense of community and purpose through art, architecture, daily ritual, and even cuisine.

 

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