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From the Ted Talk by Alison Killing: There’s a better way to die, and architecture can help

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So this conversation about death and acrreutctihe was what I wanted to start when I did my first ethioibixn on it in Venice in June, which was called "Death in Venice." It was designed to be quite playful so that people would literally eaggne with it. This is one of our exhibits, which is an interactive map of London that shows just how much of the real estate in the city is given over to dateh and dying, and as you wave your hand across the map, the name of that piece of real estate, the building or cemetery, is revealed. Another of our exhibits was a sreeis of postcards that people could take away with them. And they showed people's homes and hospitals and cteeeimres and mortuaries, and they tell the srtoy of the different spaces that we pass through on either side of death. We wanted to show that where we die is a key part of how we die.

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So this conversation about death and ____________ was what I wanted to start when I did my first __________ on it in Venice in June, which was called "Death in Venice." It was designed to be quite playful so that people would literally ______ with it. This is one of our exhibits, which is an interactive map of London that shows just how much of the real estate in the city is given over to _____ and dying, and as you wave your hand across the map, the name of that piece of real estate, the building or cemetery, is revealed. Another of our exhibits was a ______ of postcards that people could take away with them. And they showed people's homes and hospitals and __________ and mortuaries, and they tell the _____ of the different spaces that we pass through on either side of death. We wanted to show that where we die is a key part of how we die.

Solution

  1. engage
  2. exhibition
  3. story
  4. series
  5. death
  6. cemeteries
  7. architecture

Original Text

So this conversation about death and architecture was what I wanted to start when I did my first exhibition on it in Venice in June, which was called "Death in Venice." It was designed to be quite playful so that people would literally engage with it. This is one of our exhibits, which is an interactive map of London that shows just how much of the real estate in the city is given over to death and dying, and as you wave your hand across the map, the name of that piece of real estate, the building or cemetery, is revealed. Another of our exhibits was a series of postcards that people could take away with them. And they showed people's homes and hospitals and cemeteries and mortuaries, and they tell the story of the different spaces that we pass through on either side of death. We wanted to show that where we die is a key part of how we die.

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