Ala Plastica is exceptional in their ability to work formally within institutions of power while simultaneously maintaining the dynamic and creative force of artists and organizers. They use the local river basin as a subject around which to start conversations about the relationship between urban and rural life, and ecology and sustainability, as well as a focus for developing strategies around finding long term solutions to environmental degradation. Ala Plastica is literally organizing and creating knowledge, community and legal recourse in order to combat environmental degradation in the region. Ala Plastica offers an exemplary example of new ways for understanding public art by putting dialogue, community and social issues in public places.
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