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.

Join the conversation and learn more about Stamps Design Salon outcomes.

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.

Omar Sosa-Tzec on Delight, Design, and “The Good Life”

February 25, 2020

Stamps Assistant Professor on designing for delight: how can design lead us to live "the good life?" Read More >

Stamps Community at the 108th Annual CAA Conference

February 5, 2020

Stamps will participate in the 108th annual College Art Association conference, held February 12-15 in Chicago. Read More >

Sophia Brueckner Named Nokia Bell Labs Artist in Residence

January 29, 2020

Stamps Assistant Professor Sophia Brueckner has been named a Nokia Bell Labs 2020-21 Artist in Residence. Read More >

Mindfulness from Scratch: Washi-making with Master Papermakers Tomomi and Hisashi Kano

December 17, 2019

Master artists Tomomi and Hisashi Kano guide Stamps students in traditional and experimental paper making. Read More >

Virtual Reality Opera Explores Consciousness, Sleep at U-M

September 20, 2019

Visiting artist Paul Catanese works with Stamps School, SMTD, and Michigan Medicine to create new work. Read More >