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More than just round and black

With Pirelli We Learn to... RESPECT

At first glance, tyres might seem all the same, just round, black objects that have remained pretty well the same forever. In actual fact, they are highly complex products that require from extensive and skilful research and development. And they require a deep commitment to sustainability, which starts in distant tropical forests and extends to the most modern factories worldwide. Countless technological advances have been made since the late nineteenth century, when rubber was first used to cover wheels for bicycles, motorcycles and carriages and later cars, providing us with greater comfort and mobility.

ACTIVITY OVERVIEW
We’ll let words, images and sounds take us on a journey inside the tyre. Quizzes and games will help us follow the various stages involved in making tyres, in increasingly clean, eco-friendly factories. We’ll find out about the ingredients, from vegetable oils to rice husk, the geometric designs engraved on the surface, known as the tread, and the secrets that make Pirelli tyres increasingly safe, innovative and environmentally conscious. Like this, we shall see how well-directed technological innovation can be crucial for sustainable development.

OBJECTIVES
The children will learn about the various stages involved in making a tyre, from the raw materials to the finished product. They will also learn about how important it is for businesses, society and individuals to adopt new strategies that respect the environment.

This program will be conducted in a single meeting, either online or in-person, based on availability.

Pirelli Foundation Educational Courses

'More than just round and black' For the day: 11 aprile 2019


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Elastic Poem

With Pirelli We Learn to... CREATE

Poetry stretches the boundaries of the mind. It is as elastic as rubber, weaving words and sounds together to create something novel and beautiful that previously did not exist. The history of poetry shows that inspiration can be found even in the most ordinary aspects of our lives: in a leisurely stroll in the open air, in the supple embrace of a foam rubber toy, in erasers, and even tyres!

ACTIVITY OVERVIEW
The activity starts with a reading of some poems from the pages of Pirelli magazine, written by such inspired and imaginative authors as Alfonso Gatto and Bruno Munari, and some much more recent ones taken from the first two editions of the Campiello Junior literary award. Inspiration may also be taken from the poem that the writer Roberto Piumini composed for the award, but in any case we will have fun, armed with pen and paper, playing with words. Pirelli rubber experts use a whole range of different ingredients in their work and, like them, so will we in ours: a mix of rhymes, sounds, onomatopoeias and linguistic experiments will form a short poetic composition on this flexible material and its countless applications.

OBJECTIVES
The aim is to promote a passion for all forms of reading in the boys and girls, stoking their curiosity for poetry. The children will develop and enrich their language skills and creativity, and they will discover the beauty of our language and the importance of reading for their personal development.

This programme will consist of a single meeting conducted entirely online.

Pirelli Foundation Educational Courses

'Elastic Poem' For the day: 11 aprile 2019


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Memories for the Future

With Pirelli We Learn to... REMEMBER

The Pirelli Foundation is home to an extraordinary wealth of documents that have fascinating tales to tell of individuals, places, objects, and products. They also enable us to examine pivotal moments both in our history and in our present-day world. Photographs, drawings, posters, letters and films let us retrace the transformations of Pirelli, the first company in Italy to produce rubber. Now with over 150 years of history, the company looks steadfastly to the future.

ACTIVITY OVERVIEW
First, we explore the exhibition spaces of the Pirelli Foundation, with its Historical Archive, and we take time to examine some of the artefacts we come across in the exhibition. These are works created by the artists, photographers, graphic designers and engineers who have worked with Pirelli. This will show us various aspects of the company’s history: the large photographic portrait of workers by Luca Comerio, a pioneer of Italian cinema, will show us what life was like inside a factory in the early twentieth century, the preparatory cartoon for a mosaic by the artist Renato Guttuso, and Carlo Furgeri Gilbert’s photographs, which take us inside the Research and Development laboratories, while animated commercials will show us how many amazing objects can be made with rubber. During the visit, the children will also leave a trace of their own: they will be invited to create a new document in the form of a scrapbook, as a creative personal testimony of their experience during the visit. Images, thoughts, clippings and drawings all made into a small book of memories to be handed on to the young people of tomorrow.

OBJECTIVES
The aim is to explain what a historical archive is, what sources are, what they are for and how to explore them, in order to understand the importance of their role as repositories of memory and sources of inspiration for the future. This practical activity will also nurture the children’s manual and creative abilities and their ability to grasp the essentials.

This is an in-person event.

A look at some of the subjects and documents selected for this course

Pirelli Foundation Educational Courses

'Memories for the Future' For the day: 11 aprile 2019


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