Igor Bragado

Instructor Adjunct

Igor Bragado is an architect, writer and co-founder of the practice Common Accounts with Miles Gertler. Equipped with excellent data plans, their office operates over satellite, server and fibre cable between Seoul, Toronto, and New York. Common Accounts is recognized for their work Going Fluid: The Cosmetic Protocols of Gangnam at the Third Istanbul Design Biennial in 2016, and for their Seoul Architecture Biennale 2017 contribution Three Ordinary Funerals, which argues for death's capacity as a city builder. They are currently constructing a house in Canada, a rural lakeside weekend cabin informed by the military logistics of body modifications. Bragado has lectured in Beijijng, Istanbul, and at Columbia University in New York and his recent work has appeared in the UC Berkeley architectural journal Room 1000, Architectural Review, Metalocus, Uncube Magazine, and Dezeen as well as in the A+D Museum of Los Angeles. As a writer, Bragado is committed to the dissemination of disciplinary history and thinking to a general public. His articles are preoccupied with social media, fluid physiques, postmodernisms, surveillance and new milieus of operation for the architect. Bragado is a contributing critic to the Spanish newspaper El Pais and he has received the Writing Prize 2017 from the Design History Society of Oslo. He was awarded the Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Graduation Prize at Princeton University School of Architecture. He graduated with honours from ETSA Barcelona and Waseda University of Tokyo, and his thesis was selected for the 11th Spanish Architecture Biennial.

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