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Alumna Alison Killing is the first architect to win a Pulitzer Prize

Alison Killing was awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting along with Megha Rajagopalan and Christo Buschek for their reporting of alleged internment camps in China.

Killing is an architect and geospatial analyst using maps and data as an investigative tool to examine social issues and has credited her background in architecture for allowing her to understand the nature of the structures views on maps and satellite imagery. Alison explained to Dezeen that "architects can make a valuable contribution to investigating and explaining the spatial aspects of these issues – those aspects aren't always well understood and our skills, in spatial analysis or construction knowledge, for example, aren't common outside our profession."

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Read the full article about Alison Killing in Dezeen here.