Alison Killing

What happens when a city runs out of room for its dead

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"If you want to go out and start your own cemetery" in the UK, says Alison Killing, "you kind of can." She thinks a lot about where we die and are buried — and in this talk, the architect and TED Fellow offers an eye-opening economic and social perspective on an overlooked feature of our towns and cities: the cemetery. Speaking specifically to UK laws, she unpacks the fascinating, sometimes funny, often contradictory laws about where you can be buried.

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Alison Killing · Architect

An architect and urban designer, Alison Killing uses journalism, filmmaking and exhibitions to help people better understand the built environment.

An architect and urban designer, Alison Killing uses journalism, filmmaking and exhibitions to help people better understand the built environment.