· Tour activities accompany visitors through the exhibition projects and unique venues of the 59th International Art Exhibition. They have an open and participatory structure. They are particularly suited to art lovers, grown-ups, universities and high-schools. They fall into three sub-categories: guided tours, in-depth tours, and theme-based tours. Guided tours introduce visitors to the main themes of the International Art Exhibition and illustrate a significant selection of projects; in-depth tours focus on a smaller selection of projects and provide different perspectives and multi-layered information about them; theme-based tours follow specific threads in the exhibition and focus on specific themes and issues.
· Workshops and Interactions address different sorts of audiences, but mainly focus on young and very young visitors, schools, and families. They stimulate the creativity of participants and their ability to experience exhibition projects from different perspectives. They also include Italian “PCTO school programmes”, which involve participants in the designing of educational activities with the supervision of La Biennale’s Education Staff.
They have different formats: IT-workshops, which make use of multimedia technologies and devices; multidisciplinary workshops, which cross-fertilise inputs from visual arts, music, theatre, and dance (in particular on the occasion of the relevant Festivals of performing arts); art & science workshops designed in collaboration with CNR-ISMAR (National Research Council—Institute of Marine Sciences); creative writing workshops and philosophical workshops, combining approaches from very different disciplines; verbal workshops, which analyse exhibition projects with the help of questionnaires; hands-on activities stimulating creative interaction; playful initiatives for families.