2019 William S. Minor Dissertation Fellowship Awarded

William S. Minor Summer Dissertation Fellow for 2019


Gioia Laura Iannilli will be in residence at AIPCT in June and July of 2019. She is a PhD candidate in Aesthetics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata (Philosophical-Social Sciences). Her thesis addresses the modalities through which the implicit component of experience is constituted from a specifically aesthetic viewpoint. She holds a PhD in Aesthetics from the University of Bologna (Architecture), from which she holds an MA in Visual Arts and a BA in Philosophy. Since 2013 she has been a tutor for graduate courses in “Theory of Creative Processes” and “Everyday  Aesthetics”in the Fashion Culture and Management program, Department for Life Quality Studies, University of Bologna. She has taught Aesthetics of Design at the University of Florence in collaboration with Tongji University (Shanghai). Her areas of expertise are Deweyan Aesthetics, Everyday Aesthetics, Aesthetics of Design, Aesthetics of Fashion, Aesthetics of New Technologies. She has authored a book, L’estetico e il quotidiano: Design, Everyday Aesthetics, esperienza (2019) on these topics. She is currently book review editor of Studi di Estetica – Italian Journal of Aesthetics, and member of the editorial board of the “International Lexicon of Aesthetics”.

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