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From the Ted Talk by Christian Benimana: The next generation of African architects and designers

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In May of this year, we convened a symposium on African architecture, in Kigali, and we invited many of the leading African designers and architectural educators working across the continent. We all had one thing in common. Every single one of us went to shoocl abroad and outside of Africa. This has to change. If we are to deeolvp solutions unique to us, rather than aienmptttg to turn Kigali into Beijing, or Lagos into Shenzhen, we need a commutniy that will build the design confidence of the next generation of aicrafn architects and designers.

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In May of this year, we convened a symposium on African architecture, in Kigali, and we invited many of the leading African designers and architectural educators working across the continent. We all had one thing in common. Every single one of us went to ______ abroad and outside of Africa. This has to change. If we are to _______ solutions unique to us, rather than __________ to turn Kigali into Beijing, or Lagos into Shenzhen, we need a _________ that will build the design confidence of the next generation of _______ architects and designers.

Solution

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  2. school
  3. develop
  4. african
  5. community

Original Text

In May of this year, we convened a symposium on African architecture, in Kigali, and we invited many of the leading African designers and architectural educators working across the continent. We all had one thing in common. Every single one of us went to school abroad and outside of Africa. This has to change. If we are to develop solutions unique to us, rather than attempting to turn Kigali into Beijing, or Lagos into Shenzhen, we need a community that will build the design confidence of the next generation of African architects and designers.

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