An extension of the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano, the first-ever world's fair that's all about food, the Mentor Minds series is a collection of shorts featuring interviews with some of the leading thinkers in food, art, business, and other industries. Here's an installment starring award-winning architect James Biber, who oversaw the design of the American pavilion. Watch the video above for his commentary on various features of this state-of-the-art structure. Watch the complete Mentor Minds series here.
The USA Pavilion, themed "American Food 2.0," and Expo Milano are open through October.
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