“The city of tomorrow amid circular economy, security and innovation: the Italy Pavilion as an example of a sustainable future”. This was the topic of the first of a series of ANSA video forums describing Italy’s build-up to and participation in Expo Dubai.
In the studio there were Paolo Glisenti, Commissioner General for Italy at the Universal Exhibition, Carlo Ratti, Co-designer of the Italy Pavilion and Davide Rampello, the Artistic Director. The speakers included Andreina Boero, President of the Boero Group, the technical partner that has developed advanced solutions for decorating both the exteriors and interiors of the Italian site, alongside Italo Rota, Co-designer of the Italy Pavilion, and Ingrid Paoletti, the delegate for Expo Dubai of the Polytechnic University of Milan.
Following the pandemic, Italy’s participation has an even greater significance. According to Commissioner Glisenti, “Expo Dubai radically alters the model of large-scale global events” and “our pavilion will not be exhibitive, but entirely demonstrative. Each piece will embody a story of innovation, sustainability and circular economy”.
Co-designer Ratti sees the Italy Pavilion as “a beautiful laboratory for the sustainable experimentation of new materials, which shift the boundaries between natural and artificial” and “a location where we can rethink the use of public spaces in the post-Covid era”.
“The topic of sustainability is contained in that of Beauty,” explained the Artistic Director Rampello in presenting the claim for Italy’s participation in the forthcoming Universal Exhibition, which will open its doors on 1st October 2021 and will be the first to be staged in the MENASA (Middle East, North Africa, South Asia) region.
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