Alison Killing is an architect, urban designer and documentary maker based in Rotterdam, where she runs her own studio, Killing Architects. Her work is about using architecture, urban planning, data and mapping to tell urgent stories. These range from the ways in which death has shaped our cities over the past hundred years, to narratives of migration to Europe and the refugee "crisis", to how we attempt to reconstruct our cities after disaster. She finds innovative ways to connect people with their built environment, how it works, and how it might be different in future, using exhibitions, events, writing and film to do so. She is a TED Fellow and WIRED Innovation Fellow.