Update from Alejandra in Rio: Humanidade 2012

In an old fort on the trendy Copacabana beach, a side event called “Humanidade 2012” opens a conversation as large as civilization itself. Walking through this three-storey pavilion, the visitor traces a path through human and natural history, encountering a wealth of flora and fauna as well as stunning visual representations of the world in its current state. Senior research associate Alejandra Mortarini had the opportunity to visit this exhibition, which intends to open a conversation not only around sustainable development, but the path of civilization itself. Check out our Facebook page for photos of Humanidade, as well as more of Rio+20.

A model of Rio de Janeiro; each pipe represents a different piece of infrastructure