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 Colombian Pavilion offers an ascending journey articulated in four different stages through the weather zones of this country that has the greatest biodiversity, from sea level to perpetual snow and glaciers.
The first area shows how Colombia hosts basically every different climate we find on our earth, thanks to its positioning in between two mountain ranges and two seas. The journey continues through three rooms where, thanks to projections, visual effects and graphics, different weather zones are presented: the hot zone (from 0 to 1,000m a.s.l.), the temperate and cold zones and the pàramo (between 1,000m and 4,000m a.s.l.) and finally perpetual snow (from 4,000 to 5,000m a.s.l.).
WHAT TO DO IN THE COLOMBIAN PAVILION
Collect information about the peculiarities of the different weather zones and publish the most interesting texts and pictures. You are asked to focus on the area of coffee plantations landscape, UNESCOS’s World heritage, and on the pàramo, an ecosystem specific to the Andes from which the whole Amazonian basin depends.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
The UAE’s Pavilion’s project was inspired by sand dunes, scanned in 3D and reproduced with massive structures 12mt tall that cross each other creating a fascinating and odd space.
The itinerary starts with two spaces, in the open air, where the visitor will find multimedia screens. The first one presents the challenges the country has to face to adapt –in the future as well- to a harsh territory and climate; the second one presents solutions that can be tested to win those challenges.
WHAT TO DO IN THE UAE’S PAVILION
Take pictures during your visit and collect information about challenges and solutions that are directly related to the country’s climate, publish the most interesting pictures and texts. Focus on the challenges connected to climate change and its impact on the environment (i.e. water, soils)
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.
The third area focuses on climate and is articulated in stations dealing with:
- What are climate change consequences?
- What are the future scenarios?
- What does “materials natural cycle” mean?
- Does farming generate greenhouse gases? Why?
- How are renewable energies integrated to agriculture?
- What are the “solar trees” of the German Pavilion?
- What is the “Plant for the planet” initiative?
WHAT TO DO IN THE GERMAN PAVILION
Answer the previous questions through pictures with captions.
The Pavilion of the Sultanate of Oman presents itself as a traditional evocative settling nestled in the desert rocky mountains, in one of the most arid areas of the world.
Inside the Pavilion, different solutions to the problem of how to increase food self-sufficiency in the country are presented, focusing on how to best manage the scarce water resources.
A very interesting one are falaj, traditional irrigation systems using gravity to supply water where needed. Five of these canals have been given the status of Word Heritage by UNESCO.
WHAT TO DO IN THE OMAN PAVILION
Take pictures during your visit and collect information about the falaj, what they are, how they work. Publish the most interesting texts and pictures.
ISLANDS, SEA AND FOOD CLUSTER
CAPE VERDE, GRANDE COMORE, CARIBBEAN, GUINEA-BISSAU, MADAGASCAR, MALDIVES
The Islands, Sea and Food Cluster rallies many insular and peninsular states that draw most of their sustenance from the sea.
Because of climate change and deriving natural phenomena, many of these countries’ existence itself is challenged.
WHAT TO DO IN THE ISLAND AND SEA CLUSTER
Take as many pictures as possible of climate changes and associate them with one of the quotes of great authors of literature, which you will find on the walls of Pavilions. Publish an image with caption.
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.