The beautiful structures across Africa will not be complete without bricks; solid bricks. Africa has a growing population that is estimated to reach 2.5 billion people by 2050, according to a study. The remarkable population growth of our cities signals the increasing demand for one of humanity’s basic needs – Shelter.
Earthen construction materials have a long history in Africa and they are one of the most tested, widely used, and evolved construction materials available for environmentally and economically reliable housing. This episode three of Documenting Africa focuses on an important component ‘of Africa’s infrastructure – the bricks used in building lasting structures.
Documenting Africa is an AfriSQuare original docuseries that reveals African foods, fashion, places, people, and things that Africa is known for. Watch, like, and comment with your thoughts on African fashion.