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 is centered around a small white paper through which the visitor can interact with some exposition stations.
The fifth area deals with food consumption and our future consumptions:
- What will we eat in the future?
- How can we make our crop production more sustainable?
- What food are more or less sustainable?
- How can we waste as little food as possible and reduce packaging?
- How can we breed healthier animals producing better food?
WHAT TO DO IN THE GERMAN PAVILION
Answer the previous questions through pictures with captions.
The French Pavilion can be reached by walking through a small garden/labyrinth and it is structured as a large covered market, in a single wooden building representing an upside-down landscape.
These two metaphors allude to the wide environmental and farming variety of France. The path crosses this diversity, displaying many regional specialties, typical products, territories and landscapes together with food technologies and scientific research applied to food production and consumption.
Two big screens address the future challenges of farming and their possible solutions, introducing the concept of agroecology as a solution responding to the needs of human kind and the earth’s.
WHAT TO DO IN THE FRENCH PAVILION
Collect pictures of French culinary and agricultural richness and describe it through short texts. Explain the concept of agroecology through pictures and captions.
FUTURE FOOD DISTRICT
The Future Food District is the future supermarket. An experimental space conceived by Coop where visitors can try to imagine the way we will shop and choose our food, paying attention to quality and social and environmental impacts at the same time thanks to technology and a new consumers-producers relationship.
The supermarket is a real one, you can shop and use the informative, multimedia screens to choose your products, knowing where they are from, how they are made, what they contain and much more.
WHAT TO DO IN THE FUTURE MARKET DISTRICT
Choose a product category (i.e. fruits, meat) and find at least two products belonging to the same category: compare their origins, characteristics and environmental impact.
Detail the main differences through images with captions.
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.
The South Korea Pavilion’s structure recalls the typical ceramic pots where traditional Korean food’s natural fermentation takes place.
The path challenges the visitor and questions human kind about present and future: how can we fight against obesity? How can we reduce waste and defeat hunger?
The answers of the pavilion celebrate, through multimedia installations, the wisdom and balance of Korean culinary tradition, which is based on balance, fermentation and preservation. Key ingredients for healthy life and development.
WHAT TO DO IN THE SOUTH KOREA PAVILION
Describe the three crisis taking place worldwide and the Japanese Hansik through a collection of images with captions explaining the balance and imbalance.
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.