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A heritage to be discovered, with an eye to the future

Pirelli, a century and a half of company stories

How can a company like Pirelli, with a history going back over 150 years, continue to innovate and consolidate its identity? First of all, by fully understanding its own cultural heritage, which combines science and humanism in almost 4 kilometres of documents protected by the Archival Superintendency of the Lombardy Region, and by promoting its heritage through research, publications, digital projects, exhibitions, events and a whole range of other activities. This is the mission of the Pirelli Foundation.  

Meeting
A guided tour of the rooms of the Pirelli Foundation, where the exhibition Pirelli, When History Builds the Future is currently on display, and of the Historical Archive, will introduce the students to the company’s corporate culture, which owes its origins to the intuition of the young engineer Giovanni Battista Pirelli. With video installations and digital displays, we will find out how Pirelli’s research started out in the world of racing and then moved onto roads the world over, with products designed for mass mobility.

Pirelli Foundation Educational Courses

'A heritage to be discovered, with an eye to the future' For the day: 11 aprile 2019


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Rubber for All Seasons

Pirelli, a century and a half of research into innovative materials    

In 1872, Giovanni Battista Pirelli, the founder of the company, decided that he would be the first to produce rubber articles in Italy. Rubber, which still today is obtained from trees, meaning that is it renewable by nature, is one of the raw materials studied at Pirelli's research laboratories with a view to producing increasingly sustainable tyres.

Meeting
Through historical and contemporary photographs, original artists' sketches, videos and multimedia installations, the children will find out about a company with a history dating back over 150 years and yet with an eye always on the future. From the first factory in Milan to modern plants across the world manufacturing tyres for bicycles, motorcycles and cars.  

Description of the practical activity
While filling in their personal "travel diaries", the young visitors will be guided through the rooms of the Pirelli Foundation, the company's Historical Archive and the temporary exhibitions, and they will record their journey with drawings and keywords, as well as solving amusing puzzles.

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'Rubber for All Seasons' For the day: 11 aprile 2019


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Out and About in Milan

Pirelli, a century and a half of places to discover

Milan is famous for some of its architectural symbols, from its magnificent Cathedral to its Central Station, where travellers come and go. The development and transformation of some parts of Milan also reveal the close bond between Pirelli and the city. Together we will explore the Pirellone and the company’s current headquarters, with the Pirelli Foundation building and the fifteenth-century Bicocca degli Arcimboldi residence, and we will pass by the La Scala opera house, the home of world opera, and the Piccolo Teatro di Milano, the first permanent public theatre in Italy.

Meeting
We will imagine we’re walking through the streets of Milan and discovering its theatres, its skyscrapers, its centres of learning, research and production, in both past and present.

Description of the practical activity
We will create a coloured map so we can find our way around this great city. Each child will discover and depict its most important buildings and will try to imagine the urban landscapes of tomorrow, designing new buildings for an increasingly sustainable future.  

The course will take place entirely online and will be in the form of a meeting.

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

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'Out and About in Milan' For the day: 11 aprile 2019


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Going Fast Takes Time

Pirelli, a century and a half of research into innovative materials

“Even what seems the same to the eyes and heart is now profoundly different inside”: this is how one of the installations at the new Pirelli Foundation exhibition projects us into the world of tyres. A “round black object" that may look simple, but that actually reveals a very long process of research and development in terms of sustainability.

Sections of the course
1. We will find out about Pirelli's overriding commitment to sustainability, and its constant effort to protect the environment: from the creation of virtual prototypes, to the study of the best raw materials, recycled or from renewable sources, through to the factory production in 2021 of the world's first tyre to be awarded FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification. Suggestions will be given at the end of the meeting on how to organise the practical activities that the students will be able to carry out on their own, in groups.
2. The students will show their works, before final considerations and the end of the course.

Description of the practical activity
The students will be assisted as they work on a photographic project that helps them reflect on the fundamental role that we all play in protecting our planet. They will be asked to take pictures of everyday life that, in their view, show responsible actions that aim to achieve the sustainable development goals set out in the United Nations 2030 agenda, which is supported by Pirelli.

The course will consist of two meetings and will be carried out online.

Pirelli Foundation Educational Courses

'Going Fast Takes Time' For the day: 11 aprile 2019


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