Tagged: shantytown

The term “shantytown,” which has many local variations, refers to several types of housing and settlement. The French term “bidonville” has been used since the 1950s to designate, in the North African Maghreb, houses that are literally made out of oil drums (“bidons”)—homes, in other words, that are built out of salvaged materials.

Shantytown (or slum)

Shantytown (or slum)

The term “shantytown,” which has many local variations, refers to several types of housing and settlement. The French term “bidonville” has been used since the 1950s to designate, in the North African Maghreb, houses...