“Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life”. Next year Milan will host Expo 2015, which, with its planetary theme, is bidding to be the first exposition of a glocal world. While the Expo in Shanghai in 2010, “Better City, Better Life”, could be considered an exposition in an inter-national mould, the theme “Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life” cannot be structured as one of competition among the participating nations, but rather must be faced in an awareness of synthesis, organicity and collaboration, on a glocal scale.
In the theme of Expo 2015, in fact, the two classical planes of glocalism – what must be done at global level and what at local level – are necessarily manifested together. In a world that is by now interconnected and increasingly densely populated, it is indispensable to adopt a glocal approach to tackle issues such as nutrition and the distribution of resources. What issue could in fact be more g-local than the safeguarding of the planet and bio-diversity, biological and cultural?