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.

What’s on Your Plate? The 2021 MDes Thesis Talks

April 6, 2021

In their 2021 thesis talks, second-year MDes students explored a wide range of problems related to food. Read More >

An Open Letter: Stamps Gallery Celebrates Black History and More

February 8, 2021

Stamps Gallery Director Srimoyee Mitra shares information about new programming celebrating Black history and more. Read More >

Stamps Community at the 109th Annual CAA Conference

January 27, 2021

Kelly Murdoch-Kitt, Rebekah Modrak, and Irina Aristarkhova at the College Art Association’s 109th annual conference. Read More >

Creative Responses: Art, Design, and Firearm Injury Prevention

October 26, 2020

Lia New (BFA '22) and Dr. Jane Prophet research how artists and designers advance firearm injury prevention. Read More >

Open Letter: Srimoyee Mitra, Stamps Gallery Director

September 15, 2020

Stamps Gallery Director Srimoyee Mitra shares information about Fall 2020 programming. Read More >