Shanty town becomes canvas for art

Residents of El Pesebre, a shanty town on the outskirts of Medellin in Colombia, celebrating French street artist Tarik Bouanani's art project on Wednesday. With the help of residents, Bouanani turned the 230 brick houses in the town into a giant mur
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Residents of El Pesebre, a shanty town on the outskirts of Medellin in Colombia, celebrating French street artist Tarik Bouanani's art project on Wednesday.

With the help of residents, Bouanani turned the 230 brick houses in the town into a giant mural as part of an art project he describes as a work of "social impact".

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 11, 2017, with the headline 'Shanty town becomes canvas for art'. Print Edition | Subscribe