Calvary Day School

Fine Arts High School Fernando Fader

ISCAP 2016-17

Fine Arts High School Fernando Fader

Ana Pollano, Art Teacher

The flooding in 2014 in our city of Bell Ville (Códoba, Argentina) made us aware of

the problems of deforestation, intense cultivation of the land, and the lack of

environmental programs in our area. This was the catalyst for our proposal called

“Jallalla”, which we began and continue to develop.

Jallalla includes relational art, which combines theory and practical use. It

emphasizes the relationship between people and their environment. It is

collaborative, inclusive, and dynamic-- redefining the problems and solutions each


There are three distinct parts each year.

1. Happening, where Wiphala is used, as a new installation each year, with

respect to colors and design. Participants in Roots of Bell Ville (an

ecological group dedicated to care for the trees in the city) promise to plant

seedlings of native plants and care for them for the year.

2. Art Network consists of establishing connections between the students and

the participants of the group Roots. Roots distributes the seeds of native

plants, communicates by means of a Facebook page, and posts photos of the

ongoing work. The students care for the seeds, encouraging them to sprout.

3. Action closes the cycle, with the new shoots transferred back to the Roots

team, where they are planted in the Francisco Tau Park in Bell Ville. There

the young plants are monitored to foster their growth.

Chronology of Jallalla in 2016-2017

All year: Photos are posted to the Facebook page Jallalla.

May 2016: Plants from 2015 (seeds were from 2014) are monitored.

August 2016: Happening de Wiphala made with origami. Seeds were distributed.

September 2016: Seeds from 2015 were planted


Jallalla comes from the native languages Quechua and Aimará.

It means what we are doing and saying in these moments will happen, and not just

because we say so, but because we’re going to work hard to make it so. And the

entire universe will have faith in the goodness of it. It unites the concepts of hope,

celebration, and eternal life.

Pachamama Pacha (from the Quechua and Aimará languages) means earth, world,

cosmos and mother. Mother Earth. The Pachamama is from pre-Incan times an

ancestral deity of the Andean world.

Wiphala The word Wiphala also comes from Quechua and Aimará. It has to do with

the one-ness of the world: the energy, time, and space of the universe.

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