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

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Which is appropriate, because actually, this approach is not innovative. It's actually how we bulit buildings for herudnds of years before the Industrial Revolution in these srtos of community barn-raisings. The only difference between traditional vernacular ahutrccrteie and open-source architecture might be a web connection, but it's a really, really big difference. We shared the whole of whoksiiue under a Creative Commons license, and now what's just beginning to hpeapn is that groups around the world are begnninig to take it and use it and hack it and tinker with it, and it's amazing. There's a cool group over in Christchurch in New Zealand looking at post-earthquake development housing, and thanks to the TED city Prize, we're working with an awesome group in one of Rio's favelas to set up a kind of cnimtomuy factory and micro-university. These are very, very small beginnings, and actually there's more people in the last week who have got in tcouh and they're not even on this map. I hope next time you see it, you won't even be able to see the map.

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Which is appropriate, because actually, this approach is not innovative. It's actually how we _____ buildings for ________ of years before the Industrial Revolution in these _____ of community barn-raisings. The only difference between traditional vernacular ____________ and open-source architecture might be a web connection, but it's a really, really big difference. We shared the whole of _________ under a Creative Commons license, and now what's just beginning to ______ is that groups around the world are _________ to take it and use it and hack it and tinker with it, and it's amazing. There's a cool group over in Christchurch in New Zealand looking at post-earthquake development housing, and thanks to the TED city Prize, we're working with an awesome group in one of Rio's favelas to set up a kind of _________ factory and micro-university. These are very, very small beginnings, and actually there's more people in the last week who have got in _____ and they're not even on this map. I hope next time you see it, you won't even be able to see the map.

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Original Text

Which is appropriate, because actually, this approach is not innovative. It's actually how we built buildings for hundreds of years before the Industrial Revolution in these sorts of community barn-raisings. The only difference between traditional vernacular architecture and open-source architecture might be a web connection, but it's a really, really big difference. We shared the whole of WikiHouse under a Creative Commons license, and now what's just beginning to happen is that groups around the world are beginning to take it and use it and hack it and tinker with it, and it's amazing. There's a cool group over in Christchurch in New Zealand looking at post-earthquake development housing, and thanks to the TED city Prize, we're working with an awesome group in one of Rio's favelas to set up a kind of community factory and micro-university. These are very, very small beginnings, and actually there's more people in the last week who have got in touch and they're not even on this map. I hope next time you see it, you won't even be able to see the map.

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