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.