About Stamps

Detroit Connections

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Through the Detroit Connections program, Stamps students learn first-hand how to create change through collaborative, socially engaged creative practice.

Initiated in 1998 by Stamps Professor Emeritus Janie Paul, Detroit Connections is a series of courses offered through the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan that take students, staff, and faculty from the Ann Arbor campus every week into two partner schools in Detroit to lead weekly art workshops and design collaborative projects with youth at Bennett Elementary and Detroit Community Schools. The courses promote engaged and active citizenry, require out-of-the-box creative thinking, and bring together individuals from different backgrounds to co-create and share resources.