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2020 Big Idea Award Winner: Erin Wakeland (BFA ‘20)

May 1, 2020 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Erin Wakeland's (BFA '20) big idea started with a modest banner. In red capital letters stitched across white cloth, it reads "YOU HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED." Wakeland made the banner as part of an independent project during her senior year, when she also hung… Read More >

Makers Respond: Jane Prophet and Rebekah Modrak Launch Artists and Allies

April 21, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Social Engagement, Faculty

While a lot has changed at the University of Michigan this spring in response to COVID-19, our individual faculty’s commitment to justice, equity, and access remains firmly intact. Read More >

Makers Respond: Allen Samuels, Mark Krecic, and Ken Kalchik Team Up to Prototype Face Shield Design

April 21, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Faculty

The University of Michigan is working tirelessly to help secure the health and safety of our community in response to COVID-19. Members of the Stamps School of Art & Design community are also putting their materials and design expertise to address the pandmeic. Read More >

Artist, Alumna, Friend: Ellen Wilt (1921-2020)

April 6, 2020 • Alumni

Ellen Wilt — a cherished member of the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design community — died on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the age of 98. Read More >

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 >