Responses to change

The project BET! – in which LAMA is a partner together with ActionAid, AIDGLOBAL, Oxfam and APDD Agenda 21 – is funded by the European Erasmus+ program and aims to innovate the professional practices, skills and knowledge of 400 European teachers to answer the challenges of a global and digital society. The planned activities are a needs analysis on educational innovation and digital skills development in the Covid 19 and post-Covid 19 era for the design of a European Digital Curriculum useful for identifying the best learning strategies and the implementation of the EU BET! Academy – a set of training courses and webinars for teachers.

EUREKA (European Urban REgenerators Knowledge Alliance) is an Erasmus+ project for the regeneration of urban spaces led by the Iuav University of Venice, involving 4 European universities and 11 entities from 9 countries, including LAMA.

It was awarded a €997,805 grant in 2020 for 3 years of activity, with the aim of training tomorrow’s Urban Innovators: a new professional profile capable of supporting and managing urban transformations based on investment in knowledge and culture with a strong social impact.

The European SCC sharing, collaboration, cooperation project is funded by the Erasmus+ program and implemented in collaboration with Cooperatives Europe, Ouishare, Mondragon Unibertsitatea, Febecoop, Condiviso, Tzbz Coop, and Esspace (the largest cooperative entities in Europe).

LAMA designed and created a new toolkit to support educational institutions, schools, and universities to innovate their methodologies with horizontal and hybrid approaches typical of coworking, with tools for building experiential learning pathways and best practices in coworking space education and innovative communities. The Toolkit can be downloaded from the project website.


The T-Factor H2020 project experiments methods and tools for enhancing the cultural heritage of cities by promoting multi-stakeholder urban regeneration projects. Focusing on the time between the approval of the masterplan and the completion of the construction site, T-Factor shows how temporary uses can be extraordinary opportunities for cultural, social and economic activation, making urban regeneration more effective, sustainable and resilient. The project includes 25 partners from 11 European countries as well as two partners from China and USA.

In the project LAMA leads the Transformation Agency that coordinates the city-making methodologies in the 6 pilot interventions in the cities of London, Bilbao, Amsterdam, Kaunas, Milan and Lisbon.


(Ph: Cortile della Ciminiera di Manifattura Tabacchi, by Niccolò Vonci)


OD&M (Open Design & Manufacturing) is an international community that experiments with processes of experiential, distributed and collaborative learning on the themes of open design and manufacturing.

The aim of the platform is to innovate with traditional training systems so that they can produce professionals and knowledge that is able to face up to global economic challenges. Thanks to this three-year project, makers, university professors, researchers, students, and entrepreneurs from Europe and China, have experienced training courses, thematic events and international mobility that have allowed them to structure themselves as a learning community.

For the Italian node, LAMA worked in collaboration with the University of Florence – DIDA.

OpenMaker is a H2020 project supporting the European manufacturing ecosystem, creating a network of innovators, makers, manufacturing entrepreneurs, researchers and technology enthusiasts, and promoting their widespread collaboration. The project saw the involvement of 10 operating partners in four European countries, the United Kingdom, Spain, Slovakia, and Italy.

Through inspiration, networking and training opportunities LAMA contributed to the generation of innovative ideas and prototypes, developed by a community of makers and traditional manufacturing companies that we’ve created and managed in Italy.