To tell the national cooperative history, the “Sala degli Atti” hosted an installation of 50 meters and tree-dimensional objects. This was possible thanks to the artistic direction of Peter Botazzi.
To celebrate its 130 years of foundation, Legacoop organised in Bologna the first edition of The Biennial Cooperative Economy.
The event, held at Palazzo Re Enzo from October 7th to 9th, was a great public success and it was an important opportunity to exchange views with all participants on issues of sustainable development among the cooperation and participants from the political, economic and national and international cultural spheres.
The programme has been full of meetings, debates and cultural appointments like the “Sillabario della Cooperazione”
During the event, the public had the opportunity to visit the national premiere of the exhibition “Misure del Cooperare” and to assist to the Lectio Magistralis of the Nobel prize winner, Joseph Stiglitz.
In the early hours of Friday afternoon two big events took place inside the packed rooms of Palazzo Re Enzo. The first one, when the President of the Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, has honoured with his presence the event and called for “a united cooperative movement”, wishing “a strong impetus in order to consolidate the alliance of the Italian Cooperatives”. The second important event for the Biennial’s public has been the debate on sustainable development between the Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, the economist Jean-Paul Fitoussi and the former president of the European Comission, Romano Prodi.
The event production was by Mismaonda, who developed Legacoop’s project taking care of the technical equipment, scenography and as well as the tailor-made artistic consulting http://www.biennale.coop/