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Cartoline dall’altra Italia – An architect in the paradise of the Norwegian landscape

Next stop Norway for “Cartoline dall’altra Italia”, a web series created by 9colonne with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Directorate General for Italians Abroad and Migration Policies. This week Giuseppe Panzella, Salerno-born architect, who two years ago, after having worked in Romania, the Philippines and China, decided to pack his bags for the past time and move to Oslo with his family, tells us about his experience. In Norway, a veritable architectural paradise, he works on residential and urban landscape projects. “Oslo has grown a lot in recent years” the architect explains, “and with that growth comes the need for new housing”. No lack of work then, in a place no less than ideal for raising kids: “Parents are able to dedicate lots of time to their families and the State helps anyone who makes their contribution”. Giuseppe has found a city that “offers a lot also from the cultural standpoint, in a multicultural and multiracial environment”. For the moment, the architect has no plans to return to Italy: “On the one hand, I would like it if things in Italy were better so we could go back, but we don’t see that in our future; for now we’re fine here”.

Each week “Cartoline dall’altra Italia” goes in search of the new emigration; creating links with young Italians who, either for need or simple desire, have decided to try their luck abroad. Through their testimony, the web series keeps that invisible thread linking them to Italy alive. Each week features a new video-interview that can be viewed on the website or on the Nove Colonne YouTube channel.