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 Slow Food Pavilion is composed of three large, wooden buildings that encircle a large plaza/square of biodiversity, where flowers, fruits, vegetables and all sorts of plants are grown.
One of these buildings offers an interactive itinerary with stops, addressing important issues linked to sustainable production and consumption – not food’s.
Among the issues and solutions, visitors are pushed to look at their diet in a different way and to act for a future where tradition and innovation will meet, respecting the environment and the rights of local communities.
WHAT TO DO IN THE SLOW FOOD PAVILION
Describe the problems and solutions presented in the exhibition through images with captions.
The Holy See Pavilion offers – starting from its outside walls- food for thought with two writings, “two fundamental quotes of the Bible dealing with the EXPO theme and chosen as mottos/maxims for the pavilion: “Man does not live by bread alone” and “Give us this day our daily bread”. These are the two sides/aspects of bread: on the one hand, the physical, material, concrete dimension –with all the related social issues/which includes all the social problems that come with it-, and, on the other hand, the symbolic dimension, related to the complex nature of the human being, who also needs inner nourishment” (cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, February 2015).
Inside the pavilion, instead, five scenes represent the following four themes: ecology, the economy-fair trade, education and religion-theology.
WHAT TO DO IN THE HOLY SEE PAVILION
Match the two quotes or other relevant messages in the pavilion with images taken inside it.
SAVE THE CHILDREN
Save the children’s village in EXPO addresses a young audience raising awareness of the unacceptable situation/figures of children mortality and malnutrition. Thanks to an engaging mix of activities, sensorial experiences and interactive stations, children and kids can get to know the main issues dealt with in the pavilion: nutrition, malnutrition and emergency/urgency. The itinerary unfolds in 5 different areas where the impacts/effects of malnutrition on children’s lives are presented and analyzed, together with the right diet and mums’ role in granting their child appropriate nutrition, care and in teaching them the right food behaviors.
(translated of expo.savethechildren.it)
WHAT TO DO IN SAVE THE CHILDREN’S PAVILION
Describe, through pictures with captions, your visit and conclusions about hunger and malnutrition.
“Divide to multiply” is Caritas’ answer to EXPO2015’s theme: the sharing of resources, knowledge and skills as an answer to the problems of food and nourishment for everyone. It means remembering that, in a world inhabited by 7 billion people that produces food for over 12 billion, 800 million are still starving. It is about food as nourishment for the body, and not only; through food, people rediscover their identities and their inner selves; producing food brings them in touch with each other and with nature. It is about the sharing of resources and skills in order to multiply energy and possibilities.
WHAT TO DO IN CARITAS’ PAVILION
Retrace, through images and short captions, the strongest messages of the Edicola, this interactive space promoting the pavilion message worldwide.
For the first time in the history of world expositions, the UN does not have a pavilion but instead a horizontal presence with content spread throughout the Expo site.
By visiting the UN spaces you can discover through videos, photo stories, infographics and maps how the UN System strives daily to eradicate hunger and guarantee a sustainable future for our planet.
WHAT TO DO IN THE UN PAVILION
Visit a selection of or all UN stations (red + on the map) matching their messages to images collected in the station area.
Join our challenge and make the UN itinerary interactive and educational: download Get to Zero, the UN’s game for Expo Milan 2015.
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.