CLIMA FITNESS: Adaptability Rituals by Common Accounts

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Space installation
Common Accounts (Igor Bragado and Miles Gertler).
Art works by
Faysal Altunbozar, Itziar Barrio, Ibiye Camp, Irati Inoriza and Mary Maggic.
Collaborators
Audiovisual.- Zenit Audio.
Lighting design.- Oscila Estudio.
Execution vs Assembly
Execution of installation.- Andrea Muniáin.
Assembly of the exhibited works.- Ademobe Make.
Dates
From July 7, 2023 to July 28, 2024.
Location
Matadero. Plaza de Legazpi, 8. Madrid, Spain.
Photography
Geray Mena, Bruno Lanca - Artworks.

Igor Bragado, Miles Gertler. COMMON ACCOUNTS

Common Accounts is an experimental design studio based in Madrid and Toronto directed by Igor Bragado (Gernika, Spain, 1985. Lives and works in Madrid, Spain) and Miles Gertler (Toronto, Canada, 1990. Lives and works in Toronto, Canada). They explore situations where design intelligence is abundant but under the radar. Trained in architecture but working fluidly between art and design, they channel cultural, technological, and historiographical material into radical architectural proposals, using speculative fiction and drawing upon social narratives and practices from the past to project alternative systems and futures. They shape environments and consult, teach, and inquire into the immediate future of architecture. The studio’s output often materializes in reports, narratives, building, image, installation, and video.

The work of Common Accounts has been recognized with The Architectural League Prize, The Rome Prize from Real Academia de España en Roma, in T Magazine Spain’s 2019 list of influential designers, and in Platform Architecture‘s 2022 round up of 40 under 40 European design practices. Recent exhibitions featuring the work of Common Accounts include Foodscapes, The Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale (2023); Greater Toronto Art 2021 at MOCA (Toronto); A Section of Now at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal, 2021); or (Re)Design Death at the Cube Museum (Kerkrade, NL, 2020). Miles Gertler is Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream at the University of Toronto, and Igor Bragado is Adjunct Professor of Design at IE University in Madrid.

 

Maite Borjabad López-Pastor

Maite Borjabad López-Pastor (Sevilla, Spain 1988. Lives and works between Bilbao y Madrid, Spain) is an independent curator, architect, and researcher whose work revolves around diverse forms of critical spatial practices, operating across art, architecture, and performance. Having worked as a curator for the past eight years with important large cultural institutions, such as the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, she describes her curatorial practice as institutional infiltration engaging at the intersection of those disciplines as well as museum studies and institutional critique. Her work has unfolded through collection-focused acquisitions and installations as well as exhibitions such as Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rhame: If only this mountain between us (2021) or the performance commissioned to Cecilia Bengolea, Danza de las Materialidades Mutantes (2022).

She has served as a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Illinois Chicago, and Columbia University and has shared her research in important forums such as the Fitch Colloquium at Columbia University (2017) – where she presented Collecting Architecture and Moving Buildings. Maite Borjabad’s writing has appeared in renowned journals such as Harvard Design Magazine like her article, Rewriting History: The Benito Juarez Community Academy and her work has been celebrated in media such as the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, PIN-UP, Domus, Artforum, Hyperallergic, Terremoto Magazine, La Tempestad or El Cultural.

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