Igor Bragado

Instructor Adjunct

Igor Bragado is an architect, writer, and director of the practice Common Accounts with Miles Gertler. Based between New York City, Toronto, and Seoul, 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. Most recently, their work has been exhibited at the Spanish Biennial of Architecture of 2018, the A+D Museum of Los Angeles, and has been acquired for the permanent collection at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Korea. Common Accounts is currently building a private house in Canada informed by the military logistics of body modifications and collaborates with LVMH Asia merging on-line culture with retail space. Bragado has lectured in Beijing, Istanbul, and Princeton, Cornell, and Columbia universities, and his recent work has appeared in the University of California–Berkeley architectural journal Room 1000, E-flux, El País, Archinect, Architectural Review, Metalocus, Uncube magazine, and Dezeen. As a writer, Bragado is committed to the dissemination of disciplinary history and thinking to the general public. Bragado received the Design Writing Prize in 2017 from the Design History Society of London and was awarded the Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Graduation Prize at the Princeton University School of Architecture. He graduated with honors from Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona and Waseda University in Tokyo.

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