Rite of Spring: Micro-Societies at Festifools
A&D students create giant puppets for the annual Festifools parade.
Stories from Abroad
MFA students report on their 2012 travels
Three Weeks in Ghana
Charlie Michaels leads a group of 10 students on a 3-week West African trip.
To Be Designed
A group of designers, makers and technologists gather in Detroit to collectively imagine and produce a catalog of products from the future.
Summer Time = Studio Time
A glimpse into faculty studios this summer
Listening Under the Stars
And still, it moves: Students in Stephanie Rowden's class create audio to experience under starry skies.
2012 Commencement: Chris Van Allsburg
In his 2012 commencement speech, celebrated illustrator, author and A&D alum Chris Van Allsburg talks with students about fate, serendipity, and transforming the imaginary into the real.
Interview: Matthew Carter
An Interview with Type Designer Matthew Carter
Interview: TJ O'Keefe
An Interview with Furniture Designer and A&D Alum TJ O'Keefe
Interview: Ernesto Neto
Reed Esslinger (MFA 2012) interviews internationally acclaimed artist Ernesto Neto.
Janie Paul: Prison Arts
A&D Professor Janie Paul on 17 years of curating the Annual Exhibitions of Art by Michigan Prisoners.
Interview: Ayse Birsel
A&D Senior Teshia Treuhaft interviews designer Ayse Birsel on designing products, and a life you love.
Interview: Robert Hammond
A&D senior Shaili Das talks to Robert Hammond, Co-Founder of New York City's High Line.
Jim Cogswell: Painting in Vinyl
Jim Cogswell creates the "World's Largest Vinyl Painting" for the new C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
Design Solutions: Power House
Students in SmartSurfaces team up to provide design solutions for an off-the-grid artist house in Detroit.
Stephen Schudlich: Dining in the D
Director of Work•Detroit Stephen Schudlich gives an illustrated, culinary tour of Detroit.
A&D students and faculty are bringing art back into the school day and learning some lessons from students about creativity and play .
Sounds of the State
Curators Stephanie Rowden and Kath Weider-Roos on the making of Sounds of the State.
Interview: Bob Mankoff
New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff: Why Art Should be Funnier
On Painting: Jim Cogswell
A&D Professor Jim Cogswell writes about the meaning, practice and study of painting.
Nick Tobier: Design Acts
A&D Associate Professor Nick Tobier on social design and his interest in Detroit.
The Art & Science of Making Bells
Art & Design, Engineering and Music studients learn how to cast carillon bells for a course called "Shaping the Sound of Bronze".
Linda Holliday: Making the Case for Creative Thinking
A&D Alum Linda Holliday (BFA '79) describes how an art and design education can pay off.
Designing Across Cultures
A&D Student Stephanie Starch reflects on her experience designing and building treadle pumps in Madagascar.
Joan Sugihara: The Power and Purpose of a Creative Life
A&D Alum Joan Sugihara (BFA '72) talks about how - and why - she has chosen a creative life.
Profile: Osman Khan
A "floating residency" in the arctic circle helped Osman Khan create work that responds to climate change.
2010 Integrative Projects
Profiles of four A&D Seniors, each with a different approach to the year-long Integrative Project.
Can one course change the world? SmartSurfaces, an innovative, multi-disciplinary team-taught course channels the power of collaboration.
Visiting Artists: Tiny Circus
Visiting artist collective Tiny Circus creates public, engaging art with the magic of stop-motion animation.
Alumni Profile: Belal Hibri
Recent A&D graduate Belal Hibri talks about his work as a colorist in the film industry.
Visiting Artist: Andrea Loefke
Visiting artist Andrea Loefke helped A&D students create - and inhabit - a mysterious, three-tiered green world.