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Having completed her BA in ceramics at the Al-Fatha University in Tripoli, Libya, Hadia Gana initially taught at the faculty in Tripoli. Later she proceeded to do her Masters degree in the United Kingdom at Cardiff University in Wales, where she was encountered with a different approach to art: “I learnt to mix a bit of everything: lifestyle, people I meet, my work, I put it all together and make a big ball with it and realised it was a good model for living”. This approach, of analysing environments and their atmospheres, curious how they came together, serves to inform Hadia’s present versatile role as artist and planner in an advisory body ECOU

(Engineering Consulting Of?ce for Utilities, Libya). A planning ministry of sorts made up of local and foreign architects, urban planners and artists advising on the present and future developments for the Libyan capital and rest of the nation.

Her project "Tripoli's green belt" is about Tripoli's green belt also newly called The Green Necklace. This project is the revival of a green "fence" grown to protect Tripoli from the desert sand winds and stabilize the sandy ground. The city now grew over the borders of the former green belt invading it's space with urban structure and leaving only small pockets of gardens. The aim of this project is to recreate natural spaces in what is now the core of the city and link them all with a green walking path that would be the thread linking the green "pearls".

This Project has been presented at Glazenhuis-Amstelpark-Amsterdam Sunday the 13 th of June 2010.

Libya
Admire Kamudzengerere
Zanele Muholi
Lara Bourdin
Awaad Issa
Ashraf Moneim
Louis Boshoff
Ruan Hoffmann
Krishna Luchoomun
Sultana Haukim
Adriaan de Villiers
Michele Tabor
Koyo Kouoh
Viktor Ekpuk
Santu Mofokeng
Mihret Kebede
Nisren Abasher Ahmed
Hasan and Husain Essop
Leo Lefort
Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi
Akirash
Akintunde Akinleye
Ruan Hoffmann
Michael Tsegaye
Adriaan de Villiers
Zanele Muholi
Hadia Gana
James Iroha Uchechukwu
Mahmoud Khaled
Sarah Erzfinke
Batoul Shimi
Thierry Mandon
Gabriel Kemzo Malou
Ngone Fall
Odili Donald Odita
Dineo Seshee Bopape
Victor Ekpuk
Doreen Southwood
Clifford Charles
Assefa Gebrekidan
Guy Wouete
Thulani Shongwe
Nicholas Hlobo
Doreen Southwood
Odili Donald Odita
Rehab El Sadek
Papisto Boy
John Murray
Isaac Carlos
Rose Kirumira
Dominique Zinkpè
Senzeni Marasela
Tarek Zaki
Kheto Lualuali
Meshac Gaba
Rafs Mayet
Henk Rossouw
Nawaal Deane
Darryl Accone
Louis Mhlanga
Krishna Luchoomun
Moss Mogale
Samson Kambalu
Abrie Fourie
Dominique Fontaine
Ilse Pahl
Saliou Traore
Alassane Drabo
Harry Mutasa
Moshekwa Langa
Jeremy Wafer
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