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.
Palazzo Italia is a big building, inspired by a urban forest – represented by a thick white net covering it.
The main exhibition suggests a journey in the Italian identity and excellence unfolding in 4 main areas:
- EXPERTISE: women and men engaged in enhancing and promoting Italian agriculture and food display an installation made up of human silhouettes and short video-messages.
- BEAUTY: landscapes, nature, architecture are showcased through videos and mirrors.
- CHALLENGE: collection of good practices in food production and consumption. Shown through multimedia installations.
- FUTURE: Italy shown as a large soil pot with plants from different regions.
The visits ends with the exhibition and the chance to sign Milan Charter.
WHAT TO DO IN PALAZZO ITALIA
- EXPERTISE – Choose a person shown and explain what they did through an image with caption.
- BEAUTY – Take a picture of a natural or architectural landscape and publish it with a caption stating where and what it is.
- CHALLENGE – Explain a good practice describing it through an image and a short text.
- FUTURE – Choose an article of Milan Charter and publish/comment it matching it with an image collected inside the pavilion. Add @CartadiMilano
The Israeli Pavilion is articulated in two distinct areas. The outside can be freely visited: it is a vertical field employing a state-of-the-art water irrigation system, perfect for a country with a limited cultivable surface. (verticalfield.com)
The second area is an itinerary explaining how the country, because of natural resources’ (water, soil) scarcity, has always been a cradle of research and innovation, with great inventions that benefitted the whole human kind. Primarily, drip irrigation.
WHAT TO DO IN THE ISRAELI PAVILION
Collect information about the technique of drip irrigation and associate it with pictures taken in the pavilion. Discover the tomato variety well-known in Italy that has been “invented” in Israel and publish a picture of it with caption.
The Spanish Pavilion is like a big, multimedia suitcase, stemming point of an audiovisual installation made up of 20 more suitcases projecting info about just as many food products.
The exhibition area proposes a journey through the language of flavor, a certain number of rooms host Spanish words, landscapes, culture, economy and traditions. The path is made up of graphic and multimedia installations culminating in a large, last room covered with dishes.
In the area focusing on tradition and innovation, the Mediterranean diet and local productions are put at stage, together with a cooking school where you can enjoy the recipes and gestures of famous Spanish chefs.
WHAT TO DO IN THE SPANISH PAVILION
Collect information about the main features of the Mediterranean diet, choose its typical products and publish images with captions describing Spanish recipes using them.
The Moroccan Pavilion is evocative of a Kasbah, built in wood and ground according a Berber architectural model, typical of the southern area of Morocco.
Inside the pavilion, the exhibitions suggests a travel from north to south at the discovery of Moroccan land and landscapes variety.
From the Mediterranean Sea to the central plains, from the Atlantic coast to the Atlas mountain range, to the huge south desert.
The Mediterranean area presents Tangeri, Tetouan, Chefchaouen, Al Hoceima and many other cities nestled between the coast and the mountains, rich in history and tradition.
WHAT TO DO IN THE MAROCCAN PAVILION
Use images and writings to describe the Mediterranean area with its environmental, historical and cultural features.
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.