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“This is Michigan” Campaign Features Anne Mondro’s Memory, Aging & Expressive Arts

June 19, 2019 • Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments, Faculty

Stamps Professor Anne Mondro's work with people living with memory loss is featured as part of U-M's This is Michigan campaign. Read More >

Dream It, Build It, Do It: The Brightmoor Maker Space Celebrates Inaugural Year

May 9, 2019 • Giving, Social Engagement, Making a Difference

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, Detroit Community Schools (DCS) and the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design hosted an open house for the Brightmoor Maker Space to celebrate its first academic year in operation. Read More >

Designing for Equity in Public Education

May 9, 2019 • Research & Leadership, Social Engagement, Graduate Student

During the winter 2019 semester, graduate students from the Stamps School of Art & Design’s Masters in Integrative Design (MDes) worked with the University of Michigan School of Education’s Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research (CEDER) to… Read More >

Social Spaces Takes Root with Growing Hope

December 12, 2018 • Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference

Taught by Anne Mondro and Marianetta Porter, Social Spaces is a 200-level course aimed at teaching Stamps Students “best practices” in social engagement. Read More >

Stamps Gallery Hosts Inaugural Symposium: Talking About a Revolution

November 28, 2018 • Visiting Artist, Social Engagement

From Friday, November 9-Saturday, November 10, the Stamps Gallery hosted its inaugural symposium,Talking About a Revolution: Art, Design, and the Institution. Read More >

Neil Zemba on Engaged Community Practice

June 25, 2018 • Social Engagement, Advice for Emerging Artists, Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories

After winning a Nike sponsored athletic shoe design competition during his freshman year at the Stamps School, Neil Zemba's (BFA '13) career was off to a fast, promising start. But he wasn’t content to rise alone. Read More >

Interactive & Inclusive Spatial Experiences

May 2, 2018 • Social Engagement, Making a Difference, Student Voices

Since 2012, an ongoing series of virtual cross-cultural classroom collaborations designed by Stamps School faculty Kelly Murdoch-Kitt and Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar faculty Denielle Emans has involved nearly 200 students in 12 courses at 5… Read More >

Caring for the Caregivers: 2018 MDes Thesis Talks

April 25, 2018 • Research & Leadership, Social Engagement, Graduate Student

How can doctors, nurses, and medical staff improve communication with and support of patient family members — and how does this impact patient outcomes? What guiding principles should inform design when it's for something as significant as end of life care? Read More >

Witt Visiting Artist Tunde Wey Discusses Equity, Race, and Privilege through Food

April 12, 2018 • Visiting Artist, Social Engagement, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

In late April 2018, the Stamps School of Art & Design will host Witt Visiting Artist Tunde Wey. Read More >

Lunch Brake with Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project

March 29, 2018 • Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

Stamps School of Art & Design undergraduates Juli Polise (BFA '18) and Paige Wilson (BFA '19) were cautiously optimistic as they put the final touches on part of their semester-long project. Read More >