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Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

2017-2018 Stamps DE&I Leadership Appointments

September 8, 2017 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Faculty

In July 2017, Guna Nadarajan, Dean of the Stamps School of Art & Design appointed two Stamps faculty members to lead Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) strategy for the 2017-2018 academic year. Read More >

Identity Politics in Art & Design

August 2, 2017 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Faculty

How can art and design not only help reveal various cultural biases but also help us move past them? Read More >

Student Spotlight: Elise Haadsma (BFA ’17)

May 24, 2017 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Inspired by her mother’s immigration story, the diversity found in her school community, and the complexities of having homes in multiple places, Stamps School of Art & Design Senior Elise Haadsma (BFA ’17) created a short animated film for her final… Read More >

Staff Spotlight: Brian Banks, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor

April 10, 2017 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Alumni, Faculty

When Ypsilanti native and father of three Brian Banks sees a problem, he addresses it. During a recent visit to a Detroit high school to talk about career opportunities, Banks encountered something that he sees as a disturbing trend. “90% of the kids in the… Read More >

Skateboard Building in Brightmoor

February 2, 2017 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference

On a chilly Saturday in December, in the art room at Detroit Community High School (DCH), Jesse Wilson, New York Director of the Chill Foundation, led a free skateboard-building workshop. Read More >

Discovering the Spark in Creative Relationships

October 10, 2016 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Advice for Emerging Artists, Making a Difference

Carolyn Rodgers (BFA 2016) describes the creative relationship that resulted from a unique design collaboration with a visually impaired high school student. Read More >

Talking Blackness with Marianetta Porter

September 27, 2016 • Research & Leadership, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Focus on Faculty

In spring 2016, GalleryDAAS, the art gallery of the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) at the University of Michigan, presented Color Code, an exhibition of work by Stamps Professor Marianetta Porter, curated by Stamps Professor Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo. Read More >

A World of Women: Celebrating the WOW Café

September 27, 2016 • Research & Leadership, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Focus on Faculty

Memories of the Revolution: The First Ten Years of the WOW Café Theater, co-edited by Stamps and School of Music, Theatre & Dance Professor Holly Hughes, was a finalist for the 2016 Lambda Literary Award in the LGBT Anthology category. The book was published… Read More >

Amy Kamdem-Wandji on Stamps in Color

January 8, 2016 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

During the Fall 2015 semester, I had the amazing opportunity to attend a breakfast and luncheon with artists Sonya Clark and Tyree Guyton. The two artists visited the school to talk with Stamps students about their work and experiences. Read More >

Designing for Diversity: Building Community at Stamps

January 8, 2016 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Making a Difference, Faculty

The University of Michigan held an open Diversity Summit for the campus community on November 10, 2015. Read More >