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.
The German Pavilion is divided into two areas. The lower part is a large exhibition area, with 6 different thematic areas: water, soil, climate, biodiversity, food, fields of ideas, final show. Everything rotates around a small white paper through which the visitor can interact with some exposition stations.
In the fields of ideas, the visitor will find positive solutions for future food production and consumption:
- How can we produce food in urban areas as well?
- How can we increase the presence of bees in cities?
- How can we avoid food waste and close waste cycle?
- How can we grow plants and breed animals in the same time?
- How can we connect people and ideas for a sustainable future?
WHAT TO DO IN THE GERMAN PAVILION
Answer the previous questions through pictures with captions.
The entrance of Kuwait pavilion recalls traditional boats’ sails, still used in the seas of the Persian Gulf.
The first room of the exhibition area shows and describes Kuwait’s territory and climate; the second one explains how scientific research and new technologies enabled the creation of a fertile and modern habitat, in the last room of the lower floor, visitors can plunge themselves into Kuwait’s traditions and culture.
In the large space at the center of the Pavilion, the visitor can walk surrounded by hydroponic cultivations examples.
WHAT TO DO IN THE KUWAITI PAVILION
Collect pictures and descriptions of the main agricultural technologies used in the country to respond to harsh environment conditions.
The USA Pavilion has a great wood walk, repurposed from the original Coney Island boardwalk in New York.
The exhibition area displays the massive American agricultural industry, through interactive screens and digital media.
The aim is displaying USA excellence and innovations in the fields of nutritional sustainability, health, research and technology.
Outside the pavilion, a vertical farm is in constant movement.
WHAT TO DO IN THE USA PAVILION
Tell, by using images and words, the most significant technologies and innovations showcased in the pavilion; describe the main features of vertical farming,
The Azeri Pavilion is centered on three biospheres that enclose and symbolize the huge biodiversity of the state’s territory and its millenary culture.
At the first floor, surrounded by flowers turning on as you pass by, some videos will introduce you to the country at 360°.
The third biosphere (second floor) focuses on traditional farming and farming innovation taking place in the country to preserve biodiversity and environmental sustainability in general.
In this area, the visitor can interact through touch-screens revealing typical Azeri ingredients and recipes.
WHAT TO DO IN THE AZERI PAVILION
Rebuild, through images and short texts, the most interesting and innovative features of the farming model showcased.
The Belgian Pavilion is structured in three areas: farm, cellar and entrance hall.
At the center of the first one, a descending hallway metaphorically invites the visitor to accomplish a journey in the future, accompanied by graphic info about critical scenarios and frightening figures.
The visitor then moves/passes to the cellar, where solutions that might help making agriculture and breeding more sustainable in the future are displayed.
Among these, we find aquaponics, an innovative ecosystem matching plants and fishes.
WHAT TO DO IN THE BELGIAN PAVILION
Describe innovations in agriculture shown in the cellar through pictures with captions.
The Pavilion Zero recounts – through large and suggestive dioramas and installations, divided into six thematic areas – what mankind has produced since its appearance on our Earth, the transformations of natural and human landscape, the culture and rituals pertaining consumptions, speculation, waste and tragedies, the projects for a sustainable future. In every area of the pavilion, the visitor will find UN’s boards about these issues.
WHAT TO DO AT THE PAVILION ZERO
The Pavilion Zero was conceived as an introduction to EXPO and it is indeed one of the most visited pavilions when the gates open. Visiting this Pavilion at the end of the journey makes sense as well, in order to open your gaze to the general theme of EXPO and for one final thought.
Publish a picture –taken in the Pavilion- and match it with one of the UN’s messages on the boards.