Stamps School of Art & Design

  1. Making their way: Brightmoor Maker Space builds businesses, confidence, community

    Woodworking equipment whirs as teens turn out the latest in creations and consumer products that have come from years of making things at the Brightmoor Maker Space in Detroit.

  2. Q&A: Sally Howell’s Halal Metropolis project gives voice to Detroit’s Arab community

    An accurate portrayal of Detroit’s history and current development must include mention of the city’s diverse Arab and Muslim populations. Sally Howell,  associate professor of history at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, addresses this gap with her Halal Metropolis project. 

  3. U-M faculty win international design competition to reimagine Detroit’s arts and cultural district

    Three University of Michigan faculty members are part of a team who won an international design competition that will unite 12 cultural and educational institutions located in Detroit’s Midtown and change the way visitors and Detroiters experience the area.

  4. Q&A: John Marshall talks about making technology equitable as part of Detroit Square project

    “I mean, I think if we’re honest, we originally thought we could, at the least, change the nature of the conversation by putting our ideas on the table. And then we got through to the final three, and then we were selected as winners—and I’m just really proud that all the stakeholders appreciated our knowledge and perspective and trust us to carry it through.”

  5. U-M, Detroit Community Schools celebrate first anniversary of Brightmoor Maker Space

    More than 150 community members gathered to celebrate a year of “making” at the Brightmoor Maker Space recently. The Detroit Community Schools and the University of Michigan’s Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design hosted the open house to celebrate its first academic year in operation.

  6. How U-M art professor Nick Tobier stays looped into Detroit

    Nick Tobier has spent a lot of time on the Detroit People Mover. Teaching, exploring, observing, escaping.
    On a rare sunny day in February, sandwiched between snow and ice storms, we boarded the city’s iconic monorail together at the Grand Circus Park station, just outside the David Whitney building. Tobier happily paid my 75 cent fare (he prefers buying the tokens — “I feel good when I have them in my pocket,” he says) and led me up the escalator to the platform.

  7. DIA Plaza finalists hope to bring joy, cohesion and parking to the cultural district

    When Craig Wilkins looked out into the audience during his team’s presentation at the Detroit Institute of Arts on Wednesday, he was happy to see many of his University of…

  8. Launching a Maker Space in Detroit

    Students and faculty at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design are working with a neighborhood alliance in Detroit to launch an incubator for creative enterprises and a community space for developing skills.

  9. Detroit Connections

    For more than a decade, Detroit Connections, a series of courses offered through Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, has been bringing students, staff and faculty from U-M’s Ann Arbor campus into two partner schools in Detroit to lead weekly art workshops and design collaborative projects with youth.