responses to change

In 2015 LAMA, in partnership with Social Seed,
was commissioned by the Unipolis Foundation to conduct a research aimed at analyzing emerging forms of collaborative and sharing economy, and identifying points of contact or interaction with the world of cooperative enterprises, highlighting the areas of innovation and “mutual contamination” that can emerge from these two worlds.

The research offers a reßection on the role that cooperative principles and models can play in proposingdemocratic collaborative economic models.

In the 2018 LAMA promoted and edited the White Paper entitled “Designing multi-stakeholder urban regeneration”, through a course of study, analysis and collaboration with different actors and professionals representing different needs and points of view. The book aims to be a tool for planning a new model of urban regeneration interventions: combining the involvement of communities, the quality of the real estate offer, the mobilization of public-private Þnance and the protection of collective interests.

Useful for public administrations, professionals and real estate developers with an open vision of the city of the future: sustainable, inclusive, polycentric and biodiverse.

In Italy, community-based cooperation is both a tool and an outcome of a vast community resilience phenomenon taking place in those “inner areas” of the Country which are frequently more deprived and less accessible; the promotion of Community Cooperatives can be ultimately considered as a policy instrument to support these areas.

LAMA, together with Irecoop Emilia Romagna, implemented a feasibility study aimed at investigating the topic of Community Cooperatives, as well as the impacts generated by the application of this model with regards to territorial presence, care and development. The study has been implemented in collaboration with Italia Consulting Network SpA, A.I.C.CO.N., Atlante, Euricse, Fondazione Barberini, Università di Tor Vergata.

Nesta Italy in 2018, with the support of Unicredit, launched a national mapping of the innovative practices in health and welfare, focusing specifically on “Collaborative health” models, as the ones that leverage on individual and collective empowerment and on the enabling role of technologies to promote greater inclusiveness and systemic sustainability.

LAMA analysed the Italian context, interviewing stakeholders and developing the conceptual framework for collaborative health in Italy. LAMA also contributed to the mapping of case studies and the production of final recommendations addressed to health systems, non-profit organisation and companies.

Business as usual and the social economy are often dealt as independent sectors. But, over time we attested in Europe experimental forms of impact-oriented collaboration between the two, bringing an important innovative potential and concrete impact on communities.

Under the leadership of Technopolis, in partnership with other international research centers, LAMA carried out an impact study on the topic, elaborating a collaborative evaluation model, co-created with experts, companies and stakeholders. The study was commissioned by EASME (EU Commission) as a follow up to the European Social Business Initiative.

Artificial Intelligence is changing our ways of producing, consuming, providing care, and participating. In the future, our world will be increasingly shaped by new technologies, and it’s then fundamental to ask ourselves how we can make the most of them in order to ensure they become tools for well-being, serving the priorities and needs of collectivity.

Through research tools and the involvement of experts at international level, LAMA carried out a study aimed at mapping out how AI is used today in collective projects, to enable new forms of exchange and collaboration, and to find solutions for shared problems at local and global scales. Furthermore, the study highlighted some future trends, and suggested innovation scenarios aimed at exploiting this potential in different sectors.