Expo Blog

The Expo Blog is a space for posts on the history, themes, legacies and experience of Expos. It includes articles from the BIE and external contributors.

5 ways that H55 changed the world of design

5 ways that H55 changed the world of design

Hosted in the Swedish city of Helsingborg in 1955, “H55”, was a Specialised Expo dedicated to architecture, industrial design and home furnishing. Taking place as functional and utilitarian design was growing in success, Expo 1955 marked the arrival of ‘Scandinavian Modern’ as a new genre. With prominent Scandinavian designers responding to the public’s demand for aesthetically pleasing yet practical household goods, the Expo drew global attention to the influential role of Nordic countries in advancing it.

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5 things you might not know about Expo 2000 Hannover

5 things you might not know about Expo 2000 Hannover

Twenty years ago today, Expo 2000 Hannover welcomed visitors to envision what the theme “Humankind – Nature – Technology” could mean in the 21st century. Here are a few interesting facts about this World Expo:

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The role of Expos in showcasing timely innovations

The role of Expos in showcasing timely innovations

Now more than ever with the Covid-19 pandemic – which will hopefully be eliminated soon – World Expos have a huge role to show to the world the innovations and the best that humanity can do.

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International Museum Day: “See the world” at the World Expo Museum

International Museum Day: “See the world” at the World Expo Museum

On the occasion of International Museum Day on 18 May, and coinciding with the 10th anniversary of Expo 2010 Shanghai, the World Expo Museum (WEM) has released "See the world", a series of miniature-films recounting some of the most memorable World Expos in history.

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5 things you might not know about Expo 1855 Paris

5 things you might not know about Expo 1855 Paris

165 years ago today, France opened the gates to Expo 1855 Paris, the first World Expo to take place in the country and the second ever, after the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London. Here are some interesting facts about this singular event:

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