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Student Spotlight: Madeline Helland & IDSA

December 19, 2017 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Madeline Helland (BA ’18) is a connector. Fueled by her passion for design, Helland began to reach out to firms and studios in her sophomore year to schedule site visits and informational interviews. Read More >

Student Spotlight: Cole Stabnick

December 5, 2017 • Making a Difference, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Detroit Connections: In the Classroom has a way of really sticking with Stamps students. Taught by Melanie Manos, the course charges Stamps students with the responsibility of leading weekly art and design projects with fourth grade students at Bennett… Read More >

Internship Spotlight: Andrea Levy and Goldman Global Arts

November 17, 2017 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Dark, gritty, and desolate were words used to describe Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood in 2006. But in 2009, the public art project known as Wynwood Walls began to change all of that. Read More >

Student Spotlight: Isabella Comai on Getting Unstuck

November 2, 2017 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Getting creatively unstuck can be tricky, even for the best of us. For Stamps sophomore Isabella Comai (BFA ‘20), the best tactic is to follow your eyes. “Last year, I was really having trouble feeling inspired as a maker,” said Comai. “So I turned to things… Read More >

Student Spotlight: Ian Crowley on Water Filtration in Gabon

October 30, 2017 • Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments, Going Global: Stories from Abroad

During the 2016-2017 academic year, a group of students from the Stamps School teamed up to prototype a water filtration system made from sawdust and clay in the Stamps ceramics studio under the guidance of studio coordinator John Leyland and professor Joe Trumpey. Read More >

Artists in Residence: Stamps Students in the Space Lab

October 24, 2017 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

It’s reasonable to expect that the average person doesn’t dwell too much on the fact that the sun is perpetually flinging lethal particles of itself at Earth — unless that person is building a magnetometer to measure the strength of the earth’s protective… Read More >

Seriously Cute: Visiting Artist Hiroshi Yoshioka on Japan’s Kawaii Aesthetic

October 24, 2017 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

Visiting artist and professor Hiroshi Yoshioka neatly summarized the Japanese “kawaii aesthetic” for Stamps School of Art & Design students in just four words: “It is so cute.” Behind Yoshioka, glowed a presentation image of a tiny, smiling jar of Nutella as… Read More >

Bio-Art Illumination: Marta de Menezes Visits Stamps

July 12, 2017 • Research & Leadership, Cool Classes & Assignments, Faculty

When art and design students first hear that they’re going to make creative work using gene manipulation techniques, they may imagine using gadgetry straight out of a science fiction movie, “whirring machines that bleep and bloop,” as Stamps Associate Professor… Read More >

The 1983 School of Art Protests: How A Visual Community Fights Back

June 5, 2017 • Making a Difference, Alumni, Faculty

“Budget cuts to the arts, protests in the streets.” While this could be a headline ripped from 2017, it also describes a moment in the Stamps School history when the university’s Budget Priorities Committee proposed to cut the school’s budget by 25%. It took… 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 >