Claudia Martinez Mansell is a humanitarian worker, independent researcher, and fledgling public artist. She has worked for over ten years with the United Nations, and has lived for extended periods in Kosovo, Lebanon, the occupied Palestinian territories, Sudan, and Yemen. Her research interests center on protracted crises, urbanization, and critical examinations of the landscapes created by humanitarian crises and interventions.
Claudia is currently working on a project supporting the greening efforts of the local community at Bourj Al Shamali in south Lebanon, a theoretically temporary Palestinian refugee camp that is now a 60-year-old informal urban environment, densely built and without green spaces.
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