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Being Well and Staying Well: Stamps Design Charrette Focus on Geriatric Care

December 5, 2017 • Social Engagement, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Making a Difference

Holding up a brightly colored plastic pill box, Grace Jenq called out its flawed design as she addressed a recent charrette hosted by the Stamps School of Art & Design focused on better serving geriatric populations. Read More >

Student Spotlight: Cole Stabnick

December 5, 2017 • Making a Difference, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Detroit Connections: In the Classroom has a way of really sticking with Stamps students. Taught by Melanie Manos, the course charges Stamps students with the responsibility of leading weekly art and design projects with fourth grade students at Bennett… Read More >

Fall 2017 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition Award Winners

November 21, 2017 •

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design celebrated the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, featuring the exceptional works of our undergraduate students in art and design, on Friday, November 10, 2017 with a reception in the new downtown Stamps Gallery. Read More >

DIY Spirit: Keiji Ashizawa in Detroit

November 20, 2017 •

Furniture designer and architect Keiji Ashizawa is widely celebrated for founding Ishinomaki Laboratory, a local community hub for recovery activities and craftsmanship launched in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. Read More >

Internship Spotlight: Andrea Levy and Goldman Global Arts

November 17, 2017 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Dark, gritty, and desolate were words used to describe Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood in 2006. But in 2009, the public art project known as Wynwood Walls began to change all of that. Read More >

Student Spotlight: Isabella Comai on Getting Unstuck

November 2, 2017 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Getting creatively unstuck can be tricky, even for the best of us. For Stamps sophomore Isabella Comai (BFA ‘20), the best tactic is to follow your eyes. “Last year, I was really having trouble feeling inspired as a maker,” said Comai. “So I turned to things… Read More >

Student Spotlight: Ian Crowley on Water Filtration in Gabon

October 30, 2017 • Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments, Going Global: Stories from Abroad

During the 2016-2017 academic year, a group of students from the Stamps School teamed up to prototype a water filtration system made from sawdust and clay in the Stamps ceramics studio under the guidance of studio coordinator John Leyland and professor Joe Trumpey. Read More >

Stamps Alums Reimagine the Screen: Nicholas Williams and Michelina Risbeck

October 24, 2017 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

The Third Century Screens (3CS) project celebrates the U-M bicentennial by exploring the future of the moving image on screens of all shapes and sizes. The centerpiece of 3CS is an exhibition entitled the Third Century Screens Competition, on view during… Read More >

Artists in Residence: Stamps Students in the Space Lab

October 24, 2017 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

It’s reasonable to expect that the average person doesn’t dwell too much on the fact that the sun is perpetually flinging lethal particles of itself at Earth — unless that person is building a magnetometer to measure the strength of the earth’s protective… Read More >

Seriously Cute: Visiting Artist Hiroshi Yoshioka on Japan’s Kawaii Aesthetic

October 24, 2017 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

Visiting artist and professor Hiroshi Yoshioka neatly summarized the Japanese “kawaii aesthetic” for Stamps School of Art & Design students in just four words: “It is so cute.” Behind Yoshioka, glowed a presentation image of a tiny, smiling jar of Nutella as… Read More >