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From the Ted Talk "John Cary: How architecture can create dignity for all"

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I went into architecture because I believed it was about creating spaces for people to live their best lives. And yet what I found is a profession largely disconnected from the people most directly dtciepma by its work. I believe this is because architecture remains a iweht, male, elitist prnfsioeos — seemingly unconcerned with some of the greatest needs in the world or even the relatively elsmpi needs of an expectant mother. Students are iaentrd in school using highly alhecetoirt osetcpjr, rarely interacting with real people or actual communities. Graduates are funneled through a long, narrow unforgiving path to licensure.

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I went into architecture because I believed it was about creating spaces for people to live their best lives. And yet what I found is a profession largely disconnected from the people most directly ________ by its work. I believe this is because architecture remains a _____, male, elitist __________ — seemingly unconcerned with some of the greatest needs in the world or even the relatively ______ needs of an expectant mother. Students are _______ in school using highly ___________ ________, rarely interacting with real people or actual communities. Graduates are funneled through a long, narrow unforgiving path to licensure.

Solution

  1. simple
  2. impacted
  3. profession
  4. trained
  5. white
  6. theoretical
  7. projects

Original Text

I went into architecture because I believed it was about creating spaces for people to live their best lives. And yet what I found is a profession largely disconnected from the people most directly impacted by its work. I believe this is because architecture remains a white, male, elitist profession — seemingly unconcerned with some of the greatest needs in the world or even the relatively simple needs of an expectant mother. Students are trained in school using highly theoretical projects, rarely interacting with real people or actual communities. Graduates are funneled through a long, narrow unforgiving path to licensure.

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Important Words

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