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We Are Culture

With Pirelli We Learn to... ADD VALUE

A whole series of activities contribute to raising the level of knowledge and conservation of our cultural heritage, making it more easily available to the public, in order to convey the values that this heritage brings with it. The Pirelli Foundation adopts many approaches to promoting and improving its rich corporate heritage, which consists of more than 4 km of documents, telling a story that has never ceased to represent it corporate culture since 1872.

ACTIVITY OVERVIEW
The students will be taken on a guided tour of the Pirelli Historical Archive, where they will find a vast array of diverse types of documents. These include the company’s articles of association, technical specifications that chart the evolution of technologies and products, photographs of the first workers at the factory, sketches for iconic advertising campaigns, illustrated catalogues, price lists, company magazines, financial reports, printed advertisements, and lots more. Reading some of these materials and a visit to the exhibition Pirelli: When History Builds the Future, with video installations and digital displays, will introduce the students to the past and present of the great multinational corporation that is Pirelli. The students will also watch the short film We are, a Pirelli Foundation project inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s The Life of Galileo. This film employs a visual narrative to highlight the unique combination of scientific and artistic creativity that is such a feature of the company’s corporate culture. We Are serves as a starting point for discussing the countless initiatives and projects undertaken by the Pirelli Foundation, which promote and show the general public many aspects of the world of Pirelli, such as the digitisation of the materials, research, exhibitions, podcasts, and publications, just to name a few. The group will then be accompanied around the Bicocca area in Milan, where Pirelli has operated since the early twentieth century and where its headquarters is now based.

OBJECTIVES
The primary aim of this activity is to enable the students to observe and examine original materials, and to give them an idea of the wealth and variety of the world of archives. They will also investigate various means for promoting and enhancing cultural heritage, with the aim of breathing life into historical memory and fostering a more informed and conscientious civic and moral awareness. Thanks also to the visit to the Bicocca district, the participants will also learn about the main events in the history of the company.

This course will be in the form of one in-person event.

Pirelli Foundation Educational Courses

'We Are Culture' For the day: 11 aprile 2019


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Tyres in Your Headphones. Stories of Innovation

With Pirelli We Learn to... INNOVATE

Innovation requires the ability to introduce changes with the aim of obtaining significant improvements in terms of efficiency, quality or added value. Throughout its long history, Pirelli has always tried to anticipate the future through its constant research into new processes and products. The real challenge today, however, is to reconcile technological innovation and sustainability.

ACTIVITY OVERVIEW
Since 1872 Pirelli has introduced great scientific and technological innovations brought about by the commitment of thousands of people who work every day in the Research and Development laboratories around Italy and in the various company subsidiaries across the world. By examining historical and contemporary documents, images and videos, the students will explore Pirelli’s technological development, from the introduction of recycled and non-fossil ingredients for the creation of its compounds, to the virtualisation of tyres. After analysing the various stages involved in creating a podcast, they will then be helped to conceive, design, draft and record an episode of their own that highlights key innovations in tyre production, including renewable materials, innovative designs, process efficiency, and reduced consumption, from the Cinturato to the Elect range, to Cyber Tyre technology and the PZero E tyre, a champion of technology and sustainability.

OBJECTIVES
The course will explain the value of innovation, which calls for the introduction of new technologies but also for attention to be paid to the environment and people, as well as the ability to predict future scenarios. In their group work, the students will improve their ability to understand information and critically research sources, and they will plan and test their expressive skills with a fair dose of imagination and courage.

The course will consist of three or four sessions and may be carried out entirely online or it may include a visit to the Pirelli Foundation, to be agreed upon, subject to availability.

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

Pirelli Foundation Educational Courses

'Tyres in Your Headphones. Stories of Innovation' For the day: 11 aprile 2019


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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.

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'More than just round and black' 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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