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Brightmoor Maker Space

June 19, 2015 • Making a Difference, Alumni, Faculty

What if we could teach 200 kids how to design and build furniture? Or build solar-powered lamps to make neighborhood streets safer? Or start a t-shirt-making business, using handmade screen prints? What if people in the Brightmoor neighborhood — kids,… Read More >

Visualizing Dark Matter: Jim Cogswell reflects on his recent collaboration

May 1, 2015 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty

In recent years my creative work has been influenced by astronomy, physics, archaeology, and other fields of scientific inquiry. This influence is founded on a much deeper and more lasting curiosity about how we as human beings know what we know, and how what… Read More >

U-M Professors Celebrate 20th Anniversary of the Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners

March 20, 2015 • Making a Difference, Faculty, A - Story

For the past 20 years, U-M professors Janie Paul (Stamps School of Art & Design) and Buzz Alexander (LSA) have traveled to more than 30 prisons across the state to collect art for the Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners. From 442 visitors in 1996,… Read More >

Matt Kenyon to Speak at Global TED2015 Conference

March 11, 2015 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty, A - Story

Matt Kenyon, artist and U-M Stamps School of Art & Design Professor, will become part of an elite group this month. He was selected as one of twenty-one game-changing innovators and trailblazers hailing from fifteen countries to become an International TED2015… Read More >

Addressing Ebola Through Design

February 16, 2015 • Making a Difference, Faculty, Undergraduate Student

A recent multi-disciplinary design charette hosted by the Stamps School of Art & Design brought together professionals, faculty and students from across the university to address a timely and critical global issue. The challenge: to generate innovative design… Read More >

Phoebe Gloeckner’s Diary of a Teenage Girl: from graphic novel to feature film

January 15, 2015 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty

Long before Lena Dunham brought her groundbreaking depiction of the sexual life of post-college girls to HBO, Phoebe Gloeckner shocked audiences with her novel, Diary of a Teenage Girl. Based on her own diaries growing up as a teenager in San Francisco in the… Read More >

Tiny House

January 6, 2015 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference, Faculty

The Outlook is an 80 sq ft "tiny house" designed and fabricated by students in Experimental Architecture, team-taught by Stamps faculty Roland Graf and GSI Cameron Van Dyke. Read More >

John Marshall: Whithervanes

November 11, 2014 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty

John Marshall's latest project (with rootoftwo) is a weather vane built for the 21st Century: a headless chicken that tracks and responds to Internet “fear levels”. Five of these Whithervanes are installed on the highest points of five buildings in Folkestone,… Read More >

Ed West: So Called

November 11, 2014 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty

For the past decade, Stamps professor Ed West has been engaged in a transnational research project on mixed-race identity. As a fine art photographer, much of Ed’s focus has been on the creation of a series of portraits of mixed/multi-ethnic people. But his… Read More >

Mapping Detroit’s Post-Industrial Present

November 11, 2014 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty

Re: Tool-Kit for Detroit, a new publication and online resource created by Stamps faculty John Marshall and Seth Ellis and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, sets out to answer the question: Can you really get ANYTHING made in Detroit? Read More >