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Nicholas Korody

Nicholas Korody

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Writer and visual artist living in Los Angeles. I am interested in the margins of architecture, in particular its intersections with art, politics, and ecology. Get in touch: nicholas@archinect.com / nicholaskorody.com

Nicholas's Featured Articles on Archinect

Ghosts of Schindler's past haunt Renee Green's MAK Center exhibition, Tue, Mar 24 '15

Where does an encounter with a work of architecture begin? There is the building as it first emerges on the horizon. Then the series of connected moments as you approach, that, like in a film, change according to variables of speed and distance, of the position of the subject in relation to the ...

Ghosts of Schindler's past haunt Renee Green's MAK Center exhibition
 

Art + Architecture: The Los Angeles Nomadic Division Sets Up Camp, Fri, Mar 13 '15

"The easiest way to grasp what we do and to understand our mission is that we're a contemporary art museum without walls," explained Laura Hyatt, development director of the Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), an LA-based organization dedicated to facilitating public art projects ...

Art + Architecture: The Los Angeles Nomadic Division Sets Up Camp
 

The State of Debt and the Price of Architecture #2, Fri, Jan 16 '15

Do you know anyone who is not a debtor, at least in some sense? The idea is practically unthinkable. To participate in modern life, one must take on debt: credit cards, housing loans, medical bills, education. Even cash is a form of debt, albeit normalized to the point that we no longer think of ...

The State of Debt and the Price of Architecture #2
 

White Space: The Architecture of the Art Fair, Tue, Jan 13 '15

In his 1942 short story “The Library of Babel,” Jorge Luis Borges describes a universe consisting of a potentially infinite library of adjacent hexagonal rooms. Convinced that the library contains every imaginable ordering of twenty-five orthographic symbols, the inhabitants of this ...

White Space: The Architecture of the Art Fair
 

Architecture of the Anthropocene, Pt. 2: Haunted Houses, Living Buildings, and Other Horror Stories, Tue, Nov 25 '14

In horror fiction, a house is usually haunted in one of two ways: either a building is inhabited by the ghosts of dead humans, or the structure itself is animated by a strange, non-human life. Edgar Allen Poe’s short story “The Fall of the House of Usher,” an influential ...

Architecture of the Anthropocene, Pt. 2: Haunted Houses, Living Buildings, and Other Horror Stories
 

Art + Architecture: Refik Anadol at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Fri, Nov 21 '14

The billowing wood panels of the concert hall imploded before my eyes, as if physically ripped apart by the thundering crescendos of Edgard Varèse’s Amériques. One moment the massive organ was radically disfigured to the point of unrecognizability; the next, its forms re-emerged beneath ...

Art + Architecture: Refik Anadol at Walt Disney Concert Hall
 

The State of Debt and the Price of Architecture, Mon, Nov 3 '14

In the United States, around 40 million people currently hold student debt. This is a population that is greater than that of many countries. While, over the last 14 years, the average salary for young people has decreased by 10%, student debt has increased by nearly 500%.  For most ...

The State of Debt and the Price of Architecture
 

Zaha Hadid Keeps it Light at ACADIA 2014 Conference, Fri, Oct 31 '14

If you didn’t know better, it would be easy to mistake the eager faces populating the swarming mass of ticket lines outside of Bovard Auditorium at USC as the fans of a pop icon instead of the prolific, controversial ‘starchitect’ Zaha Hadid. Behind us, students were being interviewed by ...

Zaha Hadid Keeps it Light at ACADIA 2014 Conference
 

Art + Architecture: Felix Melia and Josh Bitelli in the Gaps Between Buildings, Fri, Oct 17 '14

Felix Melia and Josh Bitelli are artists who live and work in London. We met last year and have remained in contact through email since then, exchanging periodic updates and continuing our fragmentary, rambling conversations over shared interests (and confusions) regarding the contemporary urban ...

Art + Architecture: Felix Melia and Josh Bitelli in the Gaps Between Buildings
 

Architecture of the Anthropocene, Part 1, Mon, Sep 29 '14

“Hurricane Kyle is tracking way off shore, but still Miami South Beach is underwater,” reports Sam Champion of the Weather Channel beneath a shifting, computer-generated dome. On the ground, storm tracker Jim Cantore, with the aid of a hovering drone, analyzes the surging tides that have ...

Architecture of the Anthropocene, Part 1
 

Factory Berlin, a New Tech Incubator, Emerges from the Ruins of the Berlin Wall, Mon, Sep 15 '14

The archives of the New York Times testify to the euphoria that accompanied the fall of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989. An article entitled “The End of the War to End Wars” reads: “Crowds of young Germans danced on top of the hated Berlin wall Thursday night. They danced for ...

Factory Berlin, a New Tech Incubator, Emerges from the Ruins of the Berlin Wall
 

Water Wars: the Islamic State and the Mosul Dam, Thu, Aug 28 '14

Water has become a central focus for both the Islamic State and its combatants in the current struggle being waged over the large geographic area of northern Iraq and southern Syria. Previously overshadowed by the conflicts in Gaza and Crimea, the rapid emergence and expansion of the Islamic ...

Water Wars: the Islamic State and the Mosul Dam
 

Art + Architecture: Bruno Zhu in a Symphony of Objects, Tue, Aug 19 '14

Bruno Zhu’s work, contained in self-published books but also posted on social media sites like Tumblr and Instagram, captures accidental sculptures and fleeting moments as he wanders cities. Instead of vast landscapes, urban environments are portrayed through intimate encounters with ...

Art + Architecture: Bruno Zhu in a Symphony of Objects
 

Shitting Architecture: the dirty practice of waste removal, Wed, Aug 13 '14

In a recent episode of the Comedy Central show Broad City, protagonists Ilana and Abbi find themselves the inadvertent hosts of a hurricane party. Since the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, such impromptu events – a tradition in the American South in which people who cannot (or will not) ...

Shitting Architecture: the dirty practice of waste removal
 

Architectures of the Disaster, Wed, Jul 30 '14

45.2 million people are currently displaced by conflict and persecution, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The number accords with the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees articulation of a refugee as: an individual who has fled their country ...

Architectures of the Disaster
 

Art + Architecture: an interview with Lagos documentary filmmaker Bregtje van der Haak, Wed, Jul 16 '14

Several weeks ago, we featured Bregtje van der Haak's interactive documentary, Lagos Close and Wide: an Interactive Journey into an Exploding City, originally released as a DVD in 2004 and now available online. The project emerged from van der Haak's 2001 trip to ...

Art + Architecture: an interview with Lagos documentary filmmaker Bregtje van der Haak
 

Art + Architecture: Schumacher vs. Post-Net, Wed, Jul 9 '14

In some architecture circles, hating on Patrik Shumacher’s “parametricism” is like hating on Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”. It signals a basic shared understanding that, among many other things, artistic professions are not removed from politics, that their ...

Art + Architecture: Schumacher vs. Post-Net
 

The Trouble with a Bird’s Eye View: LA Forum's exhibition looks at Los Angeles from afar , Fri, Jun 27 '14

No single image can contain a city, particularly one as large as Los Angeles. But through the accumulation of many, it may be possible that the irreducible complexity of a city can become slightly more legible. Pairing aerial photographs by Los Angeles-based Lane Barden with a geo-mapping project ...

The Trouble with a Bird’s Eye View: LA Forum's exhibition looks at Los Angeles from afar
 

Employment 

Archinect, Editorial writer

Jun 2014 - current
 

Education 

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, US, Bachelors, Urban Studies

Sep 2009 - May 2013
 


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