While industrial design is most associated with commercial applications, Bruce and Stephanie Tharp hope their work in discursive design will help develop the field by promoting the ability for products to communicate ideas and engage people in discourse.
A decade after retiring from the University of Michigan, Allen Samuels still helps Wolverines reach their dreams — one design at a time.
Poet and playwright Claudia Rankine and dramaturg and producer P. Carl will discuss the relationship between theater and social justice, as well as how theater-making is an act of citizenship, as part of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium.
Participating Stamps School faculty members
Stephanie Rowden and Jennifer Metsker
"Redefining Identity," an exhibition celebrating students' art that challenges society's definitions of identity and redefines those narratives, runs from Jan. 9-21.
Diversity has long been a central value at the core of the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design and for its students, faculty and staff. Now, as part of its new Stamps Curricular Initiative, the school is developing a diversity-related curriculum to better reflect that value.
Long before a reality television star became a presidential nominee, award-winning composer, theater artist and filmmaker Andy Kirshner was thinking about the close relationship between politics and popular entertainment.
The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design and the Michigan Economic Development Corp. have launched a new campaign to help transform a vacant Detroit building into a place where youth and adults can build their creative making skills and incubate business ideas.
A new series to be published by the Detroit-based online arts and culture journal Infinite Mile, in partnership with the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, casts a critical eye upon the topic of art and gentrification in Detroit and beyond.
Designers, heath care researchers and African scholars at U-M will work in teams this month to generate creative responses to critical areas of the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa.
A new, two-year graduate program in integrative design at the Stamps School of Art & Design represents a paradigm shift as designers address unpredictable and fast-changing real-world problems and situations in society.
Students and faculty at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design will work with a neighborhood alliance in Detroit to launch an incubator for creative enterprises and a community space for developing skills.