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.

Open Letter: Srimoyee Mitra, Stamps Gallery Director

September 15, 2020

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

Faculty Spotlight: Sun Young Park

August 26, 2020

Stamps Assistant Professor Sun Young Park asks: How can human-computer interaction improve our quality of life? Read More >

Faculty Spotlight: Irina Aristarkhova on Hospitality, Feminism, and Contemporary Art

June 24, 2020

In a new book, Irina Aristarkhova investigates how contemporary artists embody and convey hospitality Read More >

Stamps Statement of Support for Chinese Students, Researchers, and Faculty

June 8, 2020

Stamps joins the University of Michigan in a statement of support for Chinese students, faculty, and researchers. Read More >

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 >