CIVIL SOCIETY PAVILION
The Civil Society Pavilion is housed in a traditional farmstead in the outskirts of Milan which has been completely renovated on the occasion of EXPO 2015.
In the exhibition area, the exhibition Food cloud is an educational space putting at stage food and showing some of its most significant and surprising transformations and interactions. A cloud with 25 key-words expressed by objects and texts aims at providing food for thought on what is behind and inside what we eat.
After receiving information and food for thought from the exhibition, you will continue along a path that crosses different pavilions where everything will be either confirmed or proven wrong, with points of view, good practices, suggestions and in-depth analysis.
BANGLADESH, CAMBODIA, SIERRA LEONE, MYANMAR, LAOS, BASMATI PAVILION
The Rice Cluster shows one of the most widespread foods worldwide, through a journey that starts from China and travels around the world displaying a great biodiversity that visitors can admire in the numerous pavilions. It deals with sustainability and innovation applied to a fundamental food in the fight against world hunger.
In this Pavilion, you are asked to work on:
- Rice varieties worldwide
- Risks associated with modern rice growing
- The strong relationship between rice growing and water
WHAT TO DO IN THE RICE CLUSTER
Publish a picture associated with one of the messages displayed on Pavilions’ walls or in the UN’s station (recognizable by a blue spoon) showing UN’s projects for food security.
BURUNDI, EL SALVADOR, KENYA, RWANDA, UGANDA, YEMEN, ETHIOPIA, GUATEMALA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, TIMOR-LESTE
The structure, colors and lights in the Coffee cluster remind of tropical plantations, the shadow of large trees with large logs and thick branching.
The exhibition area and the graphic and artistic works on the walls lead the visitor along a journey, fruit to cup.
In this cluster you will come across the stories and traditions linked to coffee production and consumption worldwide.
WHAT TO DO IN THE COFFEE CLUSTER
Retrace, through images and short texts, all the steps of coffee industry/production chain, with relating issues and possible solutions.
AFGHANISTAN, BRUNEI, TANZANIA, VANUATU
The Spices cluster describes, through big maps, the most well-known explorations of the past at the discovery of spices, and therefore of the world.
Today, spices are widespread everywhere and there are huge differences in their growing and use – not only in cooking, but medicine and society as well. In this cluster, visitors can admire and smell a great variety of spices.
The UN area of the pavilion explains how spices can help small farmers (notably women) to increase their productivity and revenue.
WHAT TO DO IN THE SPICES CLUSTER
In this Pavilion you are asked to choose a spice and illustrate it through a short article with pictures – explaining its features, availability and possible uses.
CEREALS AND TUBERS CLUSTER
BOLIVIA, CONGO, HAITI, MOZAMBIQUE, TOGO, VENEZUELA, ZIMBABWE
The Cereals and Tubers Cluster is a long corridor: along it visitors find the housed countries, at the end a large space for events, at the center an exhibition of some of the world most important cereals and tubers. Each of them can be observed while it grows for the duration of EXPO and visitors will receive information about their origin, growing, use and future challenges.
WHAT TO DO IN THE CEREALS AND TUBERS CLUSTER
In this pavilion, you are asked to work on:
- A product of your choice among pasta, wheat, corn, potato, rye, buckwheat, sorghum, cassava, millet, quinoa…
- The UN station, explaining the role cereals and tubers have for world food security.
Take as many pictures as possible of cereals and tubers and associate them to one of their most interesting characteristics, publish an image with text. Match a picture of the pavilion with a UN’s message, publish a picture with text.
ALBANIA, ALGERIA, EGYPT, GREECE, LEBANON, MALTA, MONTENEGRO, SAN MARINO, SERBIA, TUNISIA
The Bio-Mediterraneum Cluster aims at picturing, in a simple and captivating way, the spirit of Mediterranean culture, which includes influences of three different continents: Europe, Africa and Asia.
The space is articulated around a wide plaza, partially covered, around which the Pavilions of hosted countries are organized. Open-air kitchens are located at its center and visitors can assist to food preparation, in other areas visitors can “meet” the emblematic food of Mediterranean diet, first and foremost olive oil, wine and bread.
WHAT TO DO IN THE BIO-MEDITERRANEUM PAVILION
Choose one of the countries (or Sicily) housed in the cluster and explain, through images, culinary specialties (products, recipes) using olive oil, bread and wine.