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FOOD & CULTURE – Eataly conquering the world

With Expo 2015 Farinetti's global brand will showcase Italian regional cuisine.

A seed in the city

Interview with Michele De Lucchi, the architect of the Pavilion project that will be opening during the Expo.

Africa comes to the fore at Expo

“Africa’s presence at Milan’s Expo 2015 is its most important to date. And it isn't just a matter of numbers; the real difference is the quality of its presence. All African countries, in fact, have their own national pavilion, either as a separate entity or included in one of the clusters”, says Filippo Ciantia, manager of the thematic clusters project for Expo Milano 2015, highlighting the importance of Africa’s participation at this edition of the world’s fair.

Universal Exposition, a window on the future

The universal expositions (also called world’s fairs) are six-month, non-commercial events aimed at creating a platform for international dialogue among citizens, countries and institutions based on a relevant and universally significant theme.

FRONT PAGE – More Europe

This issue's cover features the Expo Milano 2015 because it is the kind of event that will capture worldwide public attention over the next six months until its closure at the end of October. Also because Expo opens its doors today, the first day you'll find East No. 59 on newsstands.

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