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.
June 24, 2020
In a new book, Irina Aristarkhova investigates how contemporary artists embody and convey hospitality Read More >
June 8, 2020
Stamps joins the University of Michigan in a statement of support for Chinese students, faculty, and researchers. Read More >
April 21, 2020
Jane Prophet and Rebekah Modrak organize to create needed PPE for Detroit's front-line workers. Read More >
April 21, 2020
Allen Samuels, Mark Krecic, and Ken Kalchik have teamed up to prototype a new low-cost face shield. Read More >
April 13, 2020
2020 Roman J. Witt Resident Courtney McClellan reflects on her performance-activated installation at UMMA. Read More >