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

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As wsniotn Churchill famously noted in 1943 when he called for the rbdluniieg of London's war-damaged parliamentary chambers, "We shape our buildings, and afterward, they shape us." The good news is that we can chagne how we build and who we build for. Be that a health worker in rural rnwdaa, or a birthing mother and nourves new ftaher in the United States. We can do this by recommitting architecture to the health, safety and welfare of the public. This will pay dividends. Because once you see what design can do, you can't unsee it. And once you experience dignity, you can't accept anything less. Both become part of your possible.

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As _______ Churchill famously noted in 1943 when he called for the __________ of London's war-damaged parliamentary chambers, "We shape our buildings, and afterward, they shape us." The good news is that we can ______ how we build and who we build for. Be that a health worker in rural ______, or a birthing mother and _______ new ______ in the United States. We can do this by recommitting architecture to the health, safety and welfare of the public. This will pay dividends. Because once you see what design can do, you can't unsee it. And once you experience dignity, you can't accept anything less. Both become part of your possible.

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  1. change
  2. father
  3. winston
  4. nervous
  5. rebuilding
  6. rwanda

Original Text

As Winston Churchill famously noted in 1943 when he called for the rebuilding of London's war-damaged parliamentary chambers, "We shape our buildings, and afterward, they shape us." The good news is that we can change how we build and who we build for. Be that a health worker in rural Rwanda, or a birthing mother and nervous new father in the United States. We can do this by recommitting architecture to the health, safety and welfare of the public. This will pay dividends. Because once you see what design can do, you can't unsee it. And once you experience dignity, you can't accept anything less. Both become part of your possible.

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