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Miles Gertler

Sessional Lecturer

Miles.Gertler@daniels.utoronto.ca

Miles Gertler co-founded the design-research office Common Accounts with Igor Bragado in 2015. Their work examines the intersections of the body with spaces both online and IRL. They are recognized for their work in the design of death and the virtual afterlife, including Three Ordinary Funerals, a prototypical funeral home produced for the 2017 Seoul Biennial on Architecture and Urbanism, now in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Korea (MMCA).

Recent lectures by Common Accounts include Wishful Tropics at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai, Max Out at the Harvard GSD, and Gangnam, Muscle, and Death at the MMCA's Superhumanity Symposium in 2017. Common Accounts have contributed to publicationssuch as E-flux, Room One Thousand, and FRAME Magazine, and have been included in recent books Imminent Commons: The Expanded City (ed. Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Jeffrey Anderson), and Superhumanity: Post-Labor, Psychopathology, Plasticity (ed. Nick Axel, Beatriz Colomina, Nikolaus Hirsch, Jihoi Lee).

Recent exhibitions include a commissioned series of images for the Dutch Pavilion, Work, Body, Leisure, at the 2018 Venice Biennale in Architecture, Imago Mundi, a show of Canadian artists mounted by the Fondazione Benetton in Venice, Rare Item, at Toronto's Corkin Gallery, and Going Fluid at the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial.

Gertler has taught at Cornell AAP's New York City Studio and the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. He is represented as a visual artist by Corkin Gallery and is the recipient of the Suzanne K. Underwood Prize and the Henry Adams A.I.A. Certificate from Princeton University. He received an MArch from Princeton, and a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the University of Waterloo.