About Stamps

Research & Leadership

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At the University of Michigan, Stamps faculty and students have the great privilege of working with a campus full of diverse disciplines and ideas to generate new knowledge and solve big problems.

Now more than ever, our skills in observation, visual thinking, and critical inquiry are in demand as society recognizes the role of creativity in solving global issues, from health management to environmental sustainability.

Leading the Creative Conversation

Stamps faculty lead critical conversations in the realms of art, design, and creative futures. Dean’s Office initiatives — such as the annual interdisciplinary design salon, “D++” — regularly bring Stamps faculty together with outside industry experts and academic thought-leaders for in-depth creative inquiry.

Efforts like D++ ensure that Stamps faculty continuously diversifies their perspectives, continues to think in new ways, and sparks fresh conversations, collaborations, and initiatives. Our commitment to creative incubation has a direct impact on our students, our curriculum, and our scholarly pursuits.

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Recent Projects

Stamps is continually working to expand our research initiatives by collaborating with partners in a wide range of fields, from nanotechnology to business, on projects that create new avenues to understanding.

Makers Respond: Jane Prophet and Rebekah Modrak Launch Artists and Allies

April 21, 2020

Jane Prophet and Rebekah Modrak organize to create needed PPE for Detroit's front-line workers. Read More >

Makers Respond: Allen Samuels, Mark Krecic, and Ken Kalchik Team Up to Prototype Face Shield Design

April 21, 2020

Allen Samuels, Mark Krecic, and Ken Kalchik have teamed up to prototype a new low-cost face shield. Read More >

Witnessing History: 2020 Roman J. Witt Resident Courtney McClellan Reflects

April 13, 2020

2020 Roman J. Witt Resident Courtney McClellan reflects on her performance-activated installation at UMMA. Read More >

Class of 2020 Spotlight: Ashley Moon (MDes ‘20)

March 15, 2020

Ashley Moon's (MDes '20) thesis project empowers high school students to speak out on the issues they care about. Read More >

Class of 2020 Spotlight: Jennifer Low (MDes ‘20)

March 15, 2020

Jennifer Low's (MDes '20) thesis project focuses on the displacement caused by gentrification and the physical city as a place of learning. Read More >