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Joss Kiely

Current Student—Ph.D in Architecture

Joss Kiely

jossk@umich.edu
Specialization: History and Theory
Advisor: Prof. Claire Zimmerman

Joss Kiely is a PhD candidate in Architectural History and Theory at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. His work focuses on defining a latent "aerialism" that developed during the jet age of air travel in the 1950s and 1960s, specifically focusing on a handful of thin shell concrete structures designed by Minoru Yamasaki, Eero Saarinen, and Felix Candela.

Conference Papers:

  • "Late Modernism on the Prairie: Minoru Yamasaki and the Oklahoma Projects," Creating/Making Conference, Oklahoma University, Norman, OK, October 2014.
  • "Architectural Aerialism: The Translation of Aviation in Late Modern Architecture: 1956-85," Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand, XXXI Annual Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand, July 2014.
  • "Minoru Yamasaki and the Architecture of Inequality," Asian Conference on the Arts and Humanities, Osaka, Japan, April 2014.
  • "Towards an Aerial Modernism: Italian Aerofuturism and the Visions of Le Corbusier, 1911-1933", ACLA Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 2013
  • "Disbelief, Suspended: Architectures of the Sky and the Transgressive Territorializations of Air." States of Suspension, The University of Chicago, November 2012.
  • "The Gendering of Architectonic Dance: Futurism, Choreography, and the Body in Space, 1914-29." Arts in Society, John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom, July 2012.

Publications:

  • "Hermeneutic Discord: An Architect and his Critic," Clog, World Trade Center. New York, NY. October 2014.
  • "Architectural Aerialism: The Translation of Aviation in Late Modern Architecture: 1956-85," Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand, XXXI Annual Meeting Proceedings, July 2014.

Awards and Grants:

  • Travel Grant, Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), The Scott Opler Endowment for New Scholars, SAH Study Tour, Columbus, IN, October 2013.
  • Rackham Conference Travel Grant (July and November 2012, April 2013, April and July 2014)
  • Rackham Research Travel Grant ($1500). Awarded for travel to Brasilia, Brazil, April 2013.