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Stamps Hosts Third Annual D++ Design Salon

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Photo by Kenny Karpov. 

The Stamps School of Art & Design will be hosting its third annual D++ Design Salon on October 26th – 28th, 2018. For two days a dozen invited guests from varied disciplines will join members of the Stamps design faculty at the Inn on Ferry Street in Midtown Detroit. 

The Salon offers an intimate setting that brings together critical thinkers, do-ers, and makers from different fields to examine the implications of a thorny set of topics. This year the salon will address the intersections of design, speculation, and activism.

The participants represent the fields anthropology, arts activism, ethics, future studies, informatics, product design, digital media, design criticism, interaction design, cultural studies, urban planning, and more.

Unlike a conference or symposium, the salon is meant to provoke informal conversations across disciplines in a safe environment for conjecture, confusion, and speculation. The outcomes of the salon will be made available to the public through audio recordings and a salon website in early 2019.

This year’s participants:

Tamara Alvarez: Anthropologist and Teaching Fellow, Parsons The New School for Design
Tiffany Barber: Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, University of Delaware
Jeffrey Bardzell: Professor of Informatics, Indiana University Bloomington
Stuart Candy: Futurist and Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon’s School of Design
Leslie Dreyer: Artist and Organizer
Tad Hirsch: Interaction Designer, Professor of Northeastern College of Arts, Media, and Design
Lauren Hood: Co-founder of Deep Dive Detroit
Walter Hood: Founder at Hood Design Studio
Kyong Park: Professor, Department of Visual Arts, UC San Diego
Alice Rawsthorn: Design Critic and author.
Ron Wakkary: Professor, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University
Lisa Nakamura: Professor, Department of American Culture, University of Michigan
Christian Sandvig: Professor of Digital Media, University of Michigan

Learn more about research efforts at the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan.