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White House Makerspace Event

October 10, 2016 • Focus on Faculty, Making a Difference, Faculty

In early August, I got an email from the White House - the subject line was in ALL CAPS. 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 >

Rx for Reading

October 7, 2016 • Making a Difference, Faculty, Graduate Student

This summer, Stamps Associate Professor Rebekah Modrak worked with the Director of RX for Reading, University of Detroit Mercy Professor Mary Catherine Harrison, to invite a group of local artists/designers to design and paint the roofs of ten little free libraries. Read More >

Making the Future: A Brightmoor Maker Space Project

August 12, 2016 • Making a Difference, Faculty, Undergraduate Student

This summer, the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan and Detroit Community Schools (DCS) collaborated to present two sessions of Making The Future, a free six-week summer camp experience for approximately 35 middle and 13 high school… Read More >

Making a Difference & A Dollar: Undergraduate Entrepreneurs at the Stamps School

June 3, 2016 • Making a Difference, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

As Keefer Edwards (BFA '19) sees it, “Stamps is the perfect place for an entrepreneur in the art and design field.” Read More >

DeVanté Coleman: Social Impact Challenge

February 9, 2016 • Making a Difference, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

The U-M Center for Social Impact's annual Social Impact Challenge brings undergraduate students from a wide variety of disciplines together to strategically address a real-life challenge currently facing a Detroit-based organization. Read More >

MDes Design Charette

February 2, 2016 • Making a Difference, Graduate Student, MDes

In September 2015, the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan launched the first year of their new MDes in Integrative Design program. Led by Associate Professor John Marshall, the two-year MDes program pairs a close-knit team of… Read More >

A Day at Groundhog Park

January 25, 2016 • Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference

It was unseasonably warm on Friday, December 11, 2015, as if Mother Nature herself were rooting for professor Joe Trumpey's Design/Build class to complete the build-out of a park in Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood. 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 >

Resourced for Success: The Brightmoor Maker Space MEDC Check Presentation

November 16, 2015 • Making a Difference, Alumni, Faculty

On Monday, October 26, faculty and staff from the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan gathered with administration, staff, students, and alumni from the Detroit Community Schools at the site of the forthcoming Brightmoor Maker Space. Read More >