Is there still a place for the Botega?

"Do you think, moving into the future, there is still a place for small workshops and botega's to mentor people? Is there a place for that in education still, as opposed to the large schools that just churn out students? Is there more of a place for that, to help Italian design in the future."

(- Alessandro Mendini:) "When we speak about the Botega, the best Botega are the offices of the architects. They don't have money for the research inside. It is not so easy now to find places for the idea of the Botega in light of the economic crisis. "