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Breathe

Speaking of breathing

Breathe


Laura Bantle, Stuttgart, Germany
  1. Feeding The World – Energy For Life is the theme of this year’s Universal Expo in Milan. What do you imagine a world expo to be about?
    Many different things. I have never been to a world expo, so I don’t really have a clear idea.
  2. What theme would you give to a world expo? What would you like to see?
    I’d say I’m interested in other countries in general.
  3. What’s your favourite spot in Austria?
    I arrived here only an hour ago. But I really like what I’ve seen of Vienna so far.
  4. Which band or artist would you like to perform at your favourite place?
    Pink
  5. Any food or drink you couldn’t live without?
    Chocolate
  6. Breathing – what does that mean to you?
    Nature. I grew up in the country and think it’s just so much more beautiful there

 

Elke & Silvio Tencic, Switzerland
  1. Feeding The World – Energy For Life is the theme of this year’s Universal Expo in Milan. What do you imagine a world fair should be about?
    It’s about everything concerning this world… I think environmentalism is a big issue at the moment.
  2. What theme would you give to a world fair? What would you like to see?
    Ideas and technologies on how we can stop exploiting our planet in the future and rather make the most of its resources for a long time.
  3. What’s your favourite spot in Austria?
    Vienna and Linz.
  4. Which band or artist would you like to perform at your favourite place?
    (Austropop singer/songwriters) Wolfgang Ambros and Rainhard Fendrich and then a little reggae.
  5. Any food or drink you couldn’t live without?
    Water
  6. Breathing – what does that mean to you?
    An appreciation of the clean air we can still breathe up in the mountains (at least for now).

 


Gerhard Bechmann, Vienna
  1. Feeding The World – Energy For Life is the theme of this year’s Universal Expo in Milan. What do you imagine a world expo to be about?
    A presentation of innovations in society and science. And the 1873 world exhibition in Vienna comes to my mind.
  2. What theme would you give to a world expo? What would you like to see?
    Alternatives in the production of energy.
  3. What’s your favourite spot in Austria?
    Nature
  4. Which band or artist would you like to perform at your favourite place?
    The Haydn Orchestra from Burgenland (one of Austria’s federal states)
  5. Any food or drink you couldn’t live without?
    Water
  6. Breathing – what does that mean to you?
    Breathing consciously… 80% of a body’s strength is generated by breathing itself

 

Katharine Theissen, Vienna
  1. Feeding The World – Energy For Life is the theme of this year’s Universal Expo in Milan. What do you imagine a world expo to be about?
    Every country presenting the unique things it has to offer.
  2. What theme would you give to a world expo? What would you like to see?
    I would like to get a distinctive impression of countries I don’t know yet.
  3. What’s your favourite spot in Austria?
    I don’t have a particular favourite spot. I like everything about Vienna.
  4. Which band or artist would you like to perform at your favourite place?
    Kyrre Kvam (Norwegian artist living and working in Austria).
  5. Any food or drink you couldn’t live without?
    Rice
  6. Breathing – what does that mean to you?
    Breathing has always been important to me when doing sports and for calming down.

 


Fabian Huth & Sonja Schmidt, Nuremberg, Germany
  1. Feeding The World – Energy For Life is the theme of this year’s Universal Expo in Milan. What do you imagine a world expo to be about?
    Food and energy.
  2. What theme would you give to a world expo? What would you like to see?
    I keep seeing and hearing more and more about waste prevention in the media. That would be an example.
  3. What’s your favourite spot in Austria?
    Its mountains and lakes.
  4. Which band or artist would you like to perform at your favourite place?
    Parkway Drive, Paul Kalkbrenner
  5. Any food or drink you couldn’t live without?
    Coffee, chocolate.
  6. Breathing – what does that mean to you?
    I quit smoking a year ago and I can really feel a difference, for example when walking in the woods. The air there is completely different to a smoker and a non-smoker. You smell things differently.

 

Emanuel Köll, Vienna
  1. Feeding The World – Energy For Life is the theme of this year’s Universal Expo in Milan. What do you imagine a world expo to be about?
    I saw the Austrian architects presentation and thought it was extremely cool. A lot of green and a lot of breathing.
  2. What theme would you give to a world expo? What would you like to see?
    Technology.
  3. What’s your favourite spot in Austria?
    Vienna
  4. Which band or artist would you like to perform at your favourite place?
    Wanda (Austrian indie pop band)
  5. Any food or drink you couldn’t live without?
    Banana shakes
  6. Breathing – what does that mean to you?
    Meditation

 


Dajana Marunić, Vienna
  1. Feeding The World – Energy For Life is the theme of this year’s Universal Expo in Milan. What do you imagine a world expo to be about?
    An opportunity to realize that we should care more about the planet that has been caring for us for a very long time.
  2. What theme would you give to a world expo? What would you like to see?
    Environment, air and global warming.
  3. What’s your favourite spot in Austria?
    The Donnerbrunnen, a fountain in Vienna’s old city, the most beautiful place in town.
  4. Which band or artist would you like to perform at your favourite place?
    Bruno Mars or Justin Timberlake.
  5. Any food or drink you couldn’t live without?
    Chocolate
  6. Breathing – what does that mean to you?
    I am glad that we have such good air in Austria and you don’t feel like you’re suffocating.

 

Jovana Javoric, Vienna
  1. Feeding The World – Energy For Life is the theme of this year’s Universal Expo in Milan. What do you imagine a world expo to be about?
    Ways to reduce energy consumption, for example.
  2. What theme would you give to a world expo? What would you like to see?
    Life with the sun and how we can use its power more effectively.
  3. What’s your favourite spot in Austria?
    The Danube river. I love water and rivers.
  4. Which band or artist would you like to perform at your favourite place?
    Arctic monkeys.
  5. Any food or drink you couldn’t live without?
    Hummus
  6. Breathing – what does that mean to you?
    I immediately think of the mountains. The air up there is so much better than in the city.

 


Julian Arnold, Vienna
  1. Feeding The World – Energy For Life is the theme of this year’s Universal Expo in Milan. What do you imagine a world expo to be about?
    The issue of food shortage. How to produce food while saving resources.
  2. What theme would you give to a world expo? What would you like to see?
    How to make (young) people more aware of certain facts and backgrounds. Take world hunger, for example: the big food producers of this world you easily feed everyone. Or think of food waste.
  3. What’s your favourite spot in Austria?
    Tyrol
  4. Which band or artist would you like to perform at your favourite place?
    Wanda (Austrian indie pop band)
  5. Any food or drink you couldn’t live without?
    Water
  6. Breathing – what does that mean to you?
    I think of air. The air I breathe at my grandparents’ alpine pastures just smells so much better than here in the city.

 

Mirna & Paul-Lukas Wagner, Vienna
  1. Feeding The World – Energy For Life is the theme of this year’s Universal Expo in Milan. What do you imagine a world expo to be about?
    There are several ways of feeding your body. I also think of an intellectual dialogue.
  2. What theme would you give to a world expo? What would you like to see?
    Using, not owning.
  3. What’s your favourite spot in Austria?
    Vienna, and the island of Vis (Mirna’s native place in Croatia).
  4. Which band or artist would you like to perform at your favourite place?
    Wanda (Austrian indie pop band).
  5. Any food or drink you couldn’t live without?
    Sun
  6. Breathing – what does that mean to you?
    Breathing deeply. We only really do that when we are on the island or on a boat.