Research & Leadership
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.
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.
December 17, 2019
Master artists Tomomi and Hisashi Kano guide Stamps students in traditional and experimental paper making. Read More >
September 20, 2019
Visiting artist Paul Catanese works with Stamps School, SMTD, and Michigan Medicine to create new work. Read More >
July 18, 2019
Roland Graf, Nick Tobier, and Jennifer Low (MDes '20) team up to launch Red Crossing at the Prague Quadrennial. Read More >
June 10, 2019
John Marshall and the Detroit Square (DSQ) team have won the DIA Plaza/MCC international design competition. Read More >
May 28, 2019
The Stamps School's project shows how biodesign can be used to detect and destigmatize sexually transmitted infections. Read More >