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Eloísa Cartonera, are a work cooperative placed in the neighborhood of La Boca in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. They produce handmade books with cardboard covers. They purchase this cardboard from the urban pickers ("cartoneros") who pick it from the streets. ..It all began with the crisis of 2001 - as some say "we are a product of the crisis," or that we "aestheticized misery". Actually, it was nothing like that. This is a a group of people who came together to work in a different way, to learn new things through work, to build up a cooperative, to learn how to subsist and manage ourselves, to work towards a common good. Like many of the movements and collectives born from these insane times, This people are organized into a cooperative or a small assembly group, as there were also neighborhood and community groups, all sorts of social movements.