October 01, 2007

The History of Expos

Pasajes (#83, 2007) & Z arquitectura (#5, 2007)

World’s fairs are an offspring of the age of industrialization in Europe, with its initial focus rather on innovative products than on magnificent architecture of pavilions and convention halls. The155 years of World’s Fairs can be clearly divided in two periods, the Industrial Revolution and the Digital Revolution, with the time of the great wars as violent transition phase that cuts this 155 years in two perfect half’s. As political principles, social life and technology changed radically during this time, as did architecture.
Producer: Theo Deutinger, Andreas Kofler, Beatriz Ramo, Joao Ruivo