Renewable Matter # 06-07 / October-December

Expo: A (Partially) Untold Story

by Federico Pedrocchi

I visited Expo 2015 four times, and naturally I went with an awareness of the various arguments raised in the debate over what the universal exhibit should have been, and what actually is.

Critics like to begin by noting the absence of a coordinated message addressing the great global crises concerning the world’s food supply. In fact, such questions do receive attention here and there at Expo, and one must keep in mind that the event is spread out over five months, but it is true that there is no dedicated framework designed to emphasize them.

It is worth...

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