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From the Ted Talk by Alastair Parvin: Architecture for the people by the people

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In 2008, I was just about to graduate from architecture sohcol after several yaers, and go out and get a job, and this happened. The economy ran out of jobs. And a couple of things struck me about this. One, don't leistn to career advisers. And two, actually this is a fascinating paradox for architecture, which is that, as a society, we've never ndeeed deisgn thinking more, and yet architecture was literally becoming unemployed. It strikes me that we talk very deeply about design, but actually there's an economics behind architecture that we don't talk about, and I think we need to.

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In 2008, I was just about to graduate from architecture ______ after several _____, and go out and get a job, and this happened. The economy ran out of jobs. And a couple of things struck me about this. One, don't ______ to career advisers. And two, actually this is a fascinating paradox for architecture, which is that, as a society, we've never ______ ______ thinking more, and yet architecture was literally becoming unemployed. It strikes me that we talk very deeply about design, but actually there's an economics behind architecture that we don't talk about, and I think we need to.

Solution

  1. listen
  2. school
  3. needed
  4. design
  5. years

Original Text

In 2008, I was just about to graduate from architecture school after several years, and go out and get a job, and this happened. The economy ran out of jobs. And a couple of things struck me about this. One, don't listen to career advisers. And two, actually this is a fascinating paradox for architecture, which is that, as a society, we've never needed design thinking more, and yet architecture was literally becoming unemployed. It strikes me that we talk very deeply about design, but actually there's an economics behind architecture that we don't talk about, and I think we need to.

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