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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 >

Laura Amtower: The Wild Idea of a Child-Designed Playground

March 9, 2015 • Student Voices, Graduate Student, MFA

Laura Amtower’s MFA thesis project lies at the nexus of child-centered design, participatory research and curriculum development. Working with students at Ann Arbor S.T.E.A.M. School and their art and design teacher Rachael Van Dyke, Laura recently… Read More >

Mike Bianco: Activist, Artist… Curator of Bees

March 8, 2015 • Student Voices, Graduate Student, MFA

An upcoming interdisciplinary symposium at the University of Michigan reflects the passions of its lead organizer, Mike Bianco (MFA '15): art, sustainability and bees. Read More >

Future Cycles at Auto Show

January 13, 2015 • Student Voices, Graduate Student, MFA

There are many new concept vehicles at this year's North American International Auto Show, but none quite like Stamps MFA candidate Cameron Van Dyke's Future Cycles. 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 >

Stories from Abroad

November 12, 2014 • Going Global: Stories from Abroad, Graduate Student, MFA

International Travel is a required component of both graduate and undergraduate education here at Stamps. In 2012, MFA candidates traveled to locations across the globe in order to conduct research and pursue creative opportunities abroad. Here's a sampling… Read More >

Creative Careers: Ben Van Dyke

November 11, 2014 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni, Graduate Student

Ben Van Dyke (MFA '06) plays a lot of basketball — a game defined by its continually shifting spatial calculus. It’s an apt sport for Ben, because just as the trajectory of the ball to the net is endlessly variable, so is Ben’s typographic work. Taking… Read More >