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I was born of a Turkish father and an Italian mother. I lived in Bellinzona (Ticino, Switzerland) until 1993. Now I live in Italy. I'm a re-use designer.

Re-use design means to produce a new function upon and by relics, traces of a previous one. Re-use poetics preserves the memory of objects, saves them from reje… Read More
I was born of a Turkish father and an Italian mother. I lived in Bellinzona (Ticino, Switzerland) until 1993. Now I live in Italy. I'm a re-use designer.

Re-use design means to produce a new function upon and by relics, traces of a previous one. Re-use poetics preserves the memory of objects, saves them from rejection and destruction, re-combining them in a new syntax.

My work is about design research but also artistic laboratories and educational programs: re-use design, in fact, displays examples and processes to enhance creativity and promote self-production, even in programs of social rehabilitation. Read Less
RE-USE
Re-use design means to produce a new function upon and by relics, traces of a previous one. The re-designed object points to opposite directions: to the past and to the future. Re-use poetics preserves the memory of objects, saves them from rejection and destruction, re-combining them in a new syntax.
The… Read More
RE-USE
Re-use design means to produce a new function upon and by relics, traces of a previous one. The re-designed object points to opposite directions: to the past and to the future. Re-use poetics preserves the memory of objects, saves them from rejection and destruction, re-combining them in a new syntax.
The re-use designer’s action is not, therefore, to find new materials for a pre-existing form, but to see in something obsolete, discarded, the possibility of a new shape, present in potentia, potentially. In fact, a new function.

EDUCATION

Fethi Atakol’s view connects the ethics of re-use to education and professional training for people undergoing personal and social rehabilitation, as well as to university and company workshops. Both in education and design the concern is the power to change things and, by the project’s action, change oneself and one’s organization, that is, the power to assume a new form of life. In the same way the designer’s gesture allows objects to escape destruction, and speak and do something new and beautiful, welcoming them to a new function.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Re-use design does not claim to replace the industrial system; still it can bear new forms and applications, and propagate practices of sustainability and social responsibility. Re-use design displays examples and processes to enhance creativity and promote self-production. The practice of training workshops circulates a new know how, a new power to create and change forms and functions in the spaces we live in. Read Less
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