MILAN EXPO TAKES CENTRE STAGE WITH WEEK IN URUGUAY

(VELINO) Roma, 29 Sep - In a week dedicated to the UniversalExhibition in Milan, the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) ofMontevideo, Uruguay, held a series of events on sustainabilityissues in food and architecture. On Sept. 22, the Institutehosted "From theory to practice. Feed the world, a meeting onsustainable agriculture", organised by actor and organicproducer Mathias Britos and biologist Serena Wiederkehr. Thespeeches mainly focused on the economic, social and culturalimportance of the protection of biodiversity. An Italianlanguage documentary was also shown on the pioneeringexperiences of organic farming in Uruguay. On Sept. 24,

(VELINO) Roma, 29 Sep - In a week dedicated to the UniversalExhibition in Milan, the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) ofMontevideo, Uruguay, held a series of events on sustainabilityissues in food and architecture. On Sept. 22, the Institutehosted "From theory to practice. Feed the world, a meeting onsustainable agriculture", organised by actor and organicproducer Mathias Britos and biologist Serena Wiederkehr. Thespeeches mainly focused on the economic, social and culturalimportance of the protection of biodiversity. An Italianlanguage documentary was also shown on the pioneeringexperiences of organic farming in Uruguay. On Sept. 24, on theoccasion of an Open Day held as part of the Year of Italy inLatin America, architects Fulvio Capurso (Italy, Obras Cemexaward for the Sport City project in Oaxaca, Mexico) andAlejandro Ferreiro (Uruguay) presented a programme ofactivities entitled, "Living in the land. Sustainablearchitecture in raw earth: techniques and examples ofbuildings". This is an exhibition of unconventional buildingmaterials and techniques in architecture, which will remainopen until Oct. 7. The initiative, part of the programme ofcelebrations for the 100th anniversary of the Faculty ofArchitecture of the University of the Republic of Uruguay,included a meeting with industry experts, an internationalphotographic exhibition and an art installation to introduceviewers to ancient building materials. vel.