Lai-momo social cooperative is a founding partner of Cartiera: they share common mission and values while Lai-momo’s twenty-year experience in the field of cultural exchange contributes to Cartiera’s direction.
Founded in 1995 and established as a social cooperative in July 2016, Lai-momo operates in Bologna and the surrounding area working in closely-related sectors: society and immigration, school and training, communication and publication. The cooperative’s communication activities, which include its running of the biannual journal “Africa e Mediterraneo“, are one of its main tools for spreading ideas and contents in the field of intercultural dialogue, social innovation, critical consumption and cultural cooperation.
The projects run by Lai-momo in the social sector see the provision of services which address issues relating to immigration and the promotion of well-being among people and groups of people in situations of social hardship. The lines of intervention undertaken support individual autonomy through a systematic approach, focusing on both the individual person and their relationship: with local administrative bodies, services, associations and cultural events. By using work as a tool for integration, Cartiera seeks to emanate the experience and methodology of Lai-momo.