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Snapshots of Reality

With Pirelli We Learn to... SEARCH

A company’s historical archive is a treasure trove that can help us unlock the secrets of the past, and that can inspire us to improve our present, and shape our future- Every document and image, when scrutinised and compared with other sources, becomes a story waiting to be told.

ACTIVITY OVERVIEW
We will explore the online pages of the Pirelli Historical Archive with its letters, posters, magazines, films and project designs. And, in particular, we shall delve into the photographic archive: hundreds of thousands of shots in the form of negatives, prints and slides that show us factories, trade fairs, products, people at work and machinery, sporting events and much more besides. The students will work in groups, observing and analysing both older and more recent photographs. Their task will be to form groups and conduct historical research and convey, in their own words and with sound recordings, the “fragments of reality” that have been captured by the photographer’s lens.

OBJECTIVES
This course aims to introduce students to the concept of historical archives and the importance of preserving collective memory. They will also learn to recognise the various types of documents and to search sources in order to carry out scientifically based research online. In particular, they will improve their ability to interpret a photograph and use it as evidence to investigate and understand historical phenomena.

The course will consist of two online meetings.

Pirelli Foundation Educational Courses

'Snapshots of Reality' For the day: 11 aprile 2019


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Look Up, Write Down

With Pirelli We Learn... STORYTELLING

Pirelli places a strong emphasis on the joy of reading and on its importance for learning. The Pirelli Foundation actively supports a number of initiatives to promote books, such as the opening of libraries for employees and their families at its Milan headquarters and at its factories in Bollate and Settimo Torinese. Another is the Premio Campiello Junior, a literature and poetry competition for young people, organised in collaboration with the Fondazione Il Campiello. The aim of the event is to promote a love of literature among the young.

ACTIVITY OVERVIEW
One way to inspire others to read is through book reviews. The students will explore some of the great stories featured in Pirelli magazine, dating from 1948 to 1972, and in the current Pirelli World magazine, written by renowned Italian and international writers. They will also read excerpts from works nominated for the Premio Campiello to learn the art of book and story reviews, using both traditional approaches and the latest digital methods. Like true book bloggers, they will then try their hand at creating a short video, summarising and providing their personal commentary to inform and captivate.

OBJECTIVES
This course aims to foster a passion for reading among the young, introducing them to new authors and literary forms linked to the world of business. The students will also be able to improve their recapitulation, writing and communication skills.

The course will consist of two meetings. It will be possible to agree to have the event entirely online or to have the first of the two events in person, depending on availability.

Pirelli Foundation Educational Courses

'Look Up, Write Down' 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.

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'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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