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Makers Respond: Studio Coordinator Kit Parks (BFA ‘15) On Facemask Creation, Donation

April 3, 2020 • Making a Difference, Alumni

In addition to working tirelessly to help secure the health and safety of our school community as part of U-M’s response to COVID-19, Studio Coordinators at the Stamps School of Art & Design have been actively helping the community at large. Read More >

Class of 2020 Spotlight: Ashley Moon (MDes ‘20)

March 15, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Social Engagement, Graduate Student

In order to have a government that one day works for everyone, Ashley Moon (MDes '20) believes more people have to see the value in getting involved in it. For her thesis project, Moon (MDes '20), set out to use design principles to promote civic engagement… Read More >

Class of 2020 Spotlight: Jennifer Low (MDes ‘20)

March 15, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Social Engagement, Graduate Student

When we think about gentrification and the issues that surround it, Jennifer Low (MDes '20) says we often assume they are inevitable, uncontrollable forces. But this is rarely the case. Read More >

Class of 2020 Spotlight: Megan Freund (MDes ‘20)

March 15, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Social Engagement

Many high school history teachers in Metro Detroit support the idea of incorporating more social justice lessons in the classroom, but they're still not doing it themselves. Read More >

Class of 2020 Spotlight: Colleen Clark (MDes ‘20)

March 15, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Social Engagement, Graduate Student

Nearly half of all new K-12 teachers leave the profession within the first five years, and Colleen Clark (MDes '20) says it's not always for the obvious reason. Read More >

Class of 2020 Spotlight: Gowri Balasubramaniam (MDes ‘20)

March 15, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Social Engagement, Graduate Student

For her thesis research, Gowri Balasubramaniam worked with the Equitable Futures project to teach critical and speculative design methods to Detroit-area high school freshmen as a way to help connect their history lessons to the present and imagine their own futures. Read More >

COVID-19 + Operational Updates from the Stamps School

March 14, 2020 • Faculty, Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student

In light of the University of Michigan's response to COVID-19, some critical operational changes will be made at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design.Updated 3/23/2020: Read More >

Omar Sosa-Tzec on Delight, Design, and “The Good Life”

February 25, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Focus on Faculty, Faculty

Fresh on the heels of completing a Ph.D. in Informatics (Human-Computer Interaction Design) from Indiana University, Assistant Professor Omar Sosa-Tzec joined the Stamps School faculty in Fall 2017. A designer and researcher, Sosa-Tzec believes that product… Read More >

Jim Cogswell’s “Plunder” Offers Reflections on Art, Archeology

February 25, 2020 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty

Jim Cogswell, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, will be featured in Creative (un)makings: disruptions in art/archaeology, a series of three installations at the Museum of Contemporary Sculpture in Santo Tirso, Portugal,… Read More >

In Memory of Mark Dziersk (1959-2020)

February 7, 2020 • Alumni

Holding over 50 U.S. product design and engineering patents, Stamps alum Mark Dziersk (BFA ‘81) was one of the world’s most respected design leaders. Read More >