Nicola Twilley

Nicola Twilley is author of the blog Edible Geography, co-host of the award-winning podcast Gastropod, and a contributing writer at the New Yorker. She is deeply obsessed with refrigeration, and is currently writing a book on the topic, after having explored China’s coldscape for the New York Times Magazine and curated an exhibition exploring North America’s spaces of artificial refrigeration with the Center for Land Use Interpretation. From 2011 to 2013, Twilley was a research fellow at the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art, as part of which she collaborated with Geoff Manaugh on Venue, a pop-up interview studio and mobile media rig that traveled around North America documenting abandoned NASA training sites, underground health mines, the world’s largest collection of wild yeasts, and more. In her spare time, she makes smog meringues.