For a period of two weeks, from 4 to 19 May, the Pirelli Foundation and HangarBicocca are transforming the Bicocca district into a territory to be explored in space and time.
Discovering Bicocca 1450-2013 is a project that includes bicycle tours, guided tours, screenings of previously unseen films from the Pirelli Historical Archive, and activities and games for adults and children. It involves the inhabitants of the city in an exciting journey that will offer new a new vision of an area of Milan that still has not been fully explored.
The history of the Bicocca district dates back over 500 years: from the construction of the Bicocca degli Arcimboldi, which gave its name to the area, through to the transformation brought about by the industrial and post-industrial age, which have turned this part of the city into a district that offers services, culture, and inspiration. Tens of thousands of people come to and experience the Bicocca district every day, attracted by the presence of a major contemporary art centre, HangarBicocca, and the Pirelli Foundation, which preserves and promotes the memory of the places and of the company, as well as the University and the Teatro degli Arcimboldi. Not everyone, however, really knows its true identity and history.
All the activities are absolutely free of charge.