370

Arte Útil archive nr:

370

Initiator:

Ala Plastica

Location:

Argentina

Category:

scientific, pedagogical, politics, economy, environment, social

Users:

The artists, residents of the area

Maintained by:

Ala Plastica, activist groups and ONGs.

Certification:

implemented

Duration:

2000 - ongoing

Ala Plastica
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AA Project

Description:

Ala Plastica has developed the AA project in collaboration with schools, which are the point of connection between local families. Through the collection of oral information it was possible to create a memory database with family photos and narratives, supplemented with land and satellite maps, to create a comprehensive picture of the Delta region. Through this knowledge the second step was also to built embankments (to prevent flood damage) developing training programmes in carpentry, beekeeping, organic farming etc.

Goals:

To design a cognitive, participatory map, whose purpose was to recover local knowledge of the region's topography, habitats and cultural-agricultural traditions.

Beneficial Outcomes:

The community members exchanged information and generated effective alternatives to the governmental proposal of the IIRSA as the "Integral Strategic Plan for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Paraná Delta" (PIECAS-DP).

Images:

Ala Plastica, AA Project, 2000. Courtesy AA Project Photo by Rafael Santos.
Ala Plastica, AA Project, 2000. Courtesy AA Project Photo by Rafael Santos.