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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, in order to do this, my architecture and design freidns, especially my flleow withe guys, we must simultaneously and significantly diversify our ranks. If we want the public to believe that design is for them and for everyone. Today, barely 15 percent of registered aiccthrtes in the United stteas are women. And a far smaller percentage are persons of cloor. Other professions, like law and medicine had made far greater strides in these crucial areas. How might our shared built environment — our homes, our hospitals, our schools, our public spaces — be shaped differently if women and people of color were behind half of the proverbial bupetrlins? It is not a question of whether, but to what extent our buildings, our landscapes, our cities and our rural communities are less biuefutal, less functional, less eulatibqe and less dignifying because women and people of color are less likely to be creating them.

Open Cloze

Now, in order to do this, my architecture and design _______, especially my ______ _____ guys, we must simultaneously and significantly diversify our ranks. If we want the public to believe that design is for them and for everyone. Today, barely 15 percent of registered __________ in the United ______ are women. And a far smaller percentage are persons of _____. Other professions, like law and medicine had made far greater strides in these crucial areas. How might our shared built environment — our homes, our hospitals, our schools, our public spaces — be shaped differently if women and people of color were behind half of the proverbial __________? It is not a question of whether, but to what extent our buildings, our landscapes, our cities and our rural communities are less _________, less functional, less _________ and less dignifying because women and people of color are less likely to be creating them.

Solution

  1. beautiful
  2. blueprints
  3. color
  4. architects
  5. fellow
  6. states
  7. equitable
  8. white
  9. friends

Original Text

Now, in order to do this, my architecture and design friends, especially my fellow white guys, we must simultaneously and significantly diversify our ranks. If we want the public to believe that design is for them and for everyone. Today, barely 15 percent of registered architects in the United States are women. And a far smaller percentage are persons of color. Other professions, like law and medicine had made far greater strides in these crucial areas. How might our shared built environment — our homes, our hospitals, our schools, our public spaces — be shaped differently if women and people of color were behind half of the proverbial blueprints? It is not a question of whether, but to what extent our buildings, our landscapes, our cities and our rural communities are less beautiful, less functional, less equitable and less dignifying because women and people of color are less likely to be creating them.

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Important Words

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