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From the Ted Talk by Teddy Cruz: How architectural innovations migrate across borders

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Now for many of you, this story might seem trivial or naive. For me as an architect, it has become a fundamental narrative, because it begins to teach me that this micro-community not only densgied another category of public space but they also designed the socioeconomic protocols that were necessary to be inscribed in that space for its long-term sustainability. They also taught me that similar to the mnrigat communities on both sides of the bedror, they eggnaed conflict itself as a creative tool, because they had to produce a process that enabled them to riezgronae resources and the poticlis of the city. In that act, that informal, bottom-up act of transgression, really began to trickle up to transform top-down policy.

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Now for many of you, this story might seem trivial or naive. For me as an architect, it has become a fundamental narrative, because it begins to teach me that this micro-community not only ________ another category of public space but they also designed the socioeconomic protocols that were necessary to be inscribed in that space for its long-term sustainability. They also taught me that similar to the _______ communities on both sides of the ______, they _______ conflict itself as a creative tool, because they had to produce a process that enabled them to __________ resources and the ________ of the city. In that act, that informal, bottom-up act of transgression, really began to trickle up to transform top-down policy.

Solution

  1. reorganize
  2. engaged
  3. designed
  4. politics
  5. migrant
  6. border

Original Text

Now for many of you, this story might seem trivial or naive. For me as an architect, it has become a fundamental narrative, because it begins to teach me that this micro-community not only designed another category of public space but they also designed the socioeconomic protocols that were necessary to be inscribed in that space for its long-term sustainability. They also taught me that similar to the migrant communities on both sides of the border, they engaged conflict itself as a creative tool, because they had to produce a process that enabled them to reorganize resources and the politics of the city. In that act, that informal, bottom-up act of transgression, really began to trickle up to transform top-down policy.

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