Norway, Sweden and Denmark
The Scandinavian Pavilion Group hosts a small library with Scandinavian language literature in the Unity Pavilion. It has over the years been interacting with students and student groups from the Scandinavian countries. The Scandinavian Pavilion office is in the Unity Pavilion.
Japanese PavilionThe Country of BeautyFor the Japanese Pavilion, a model design was created already in 1968 by Antonin Raymond from his studio/workshop in Japan. The Japanese Pavilion Group is in contact with the firm in Japan to see how to move forward with this concept today. The Group also supports a range of activities such as Tea Ceremonies, Japanese language classes, Ikebana classes, calligraphy classes, martial arts classes, art exhibitions and Japanese dinner evenings.
Italian PavilionPadiglione ItalianoThe Italian community in Auroville, with its some 170 members, is the 4th in quantity, after Indians, the French and Germans.Italy's geographical form itself suggests the idea of a bridge: in the shape of a big boot walking across the Mediterranean Sea (the “Mare Nostrum = Our Sea” for the Romans), it appears to be reaching out from Europe to Africa, from the East to the West, from the North to the South of the planet.
Pavilion of Tibetan CultureExpressing the Soul of TibetLocated in the International Zone adjoining the Bharat Nivas complex, the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture was completed in January 2009. For 20 years, the Pavilion has been a major host of Auroville’s activities, such as lectures, workshops, art exhibitions, cultural events, Tibetan festivals, student exchanges, vocational training and Tibetan medicine consultations, as well as an annual Light Mandala on New Year’s Eve.For more info or appointments with the Tibetan doctor, contact Kalsang Dolma, and Claude Arpi Coordinators of the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture.