Echo 67: the true nature of Expo 67
In 1967, to mark the centennial of Canada’s Confederation, Montréal hosted a big celebration and invited the whole world. Fifty million people passed through the turnstiles in six months.
More than 800 unique and futuristic-looking buildings were built for the event. Each pavilion displayed its country’s technological advances, culture and food. Some popular topics included the space race, communications of the future, other countries’ cultures, and the environment and sustainable development.
Fifty years later, Echo 67 looks back at the environmental and cultural legacy of Expo 67. It was one of the first events to discuss environmental issues, and the Earth-shaped dome that surrounds the Biosphere is one of the few pavilions still standing. The dome was designed by Buckminster Fuller, a forefather of sustainable development. It has become an enduring symbol of the exposition.
Pictures, stories, anecdotes and artifacts from Expo 67 will make older visitors nostalgic and inspire younger ones.
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