Carla Diana Discusses Her Path Back to Cranbrook

Carla Diana talks with The Cooper Union about her path to starting the 4D Design department at Cranbrook. She selected Cranbrook for herself as a student because, “I felt that the rigorous discourse in art and design would be a great complement to my solid technical background, and it was a great way to have the best of both worlds.” It proved correct, as Diana went on to hold prestigious positions at institutions incorporating both disciplines. Her vision for Cranbrook’s 4D Design program is for it to serve as “[…]

Carla Diana Helps Launch Socially Intelligent Robot

Carla Diana (3D Design ’00) and our new Designer-in-Residence and Head of our 4D Design department, worked on a socially intelligent robot that supports clinical staff at hospitals. Read about the project here.  

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Last week, the prototype of a robot that Carla Diana worked on made its debut. Read about the project here, and here.

Detroit Alumni show in Oakland Press

More than two dozen local alumni from Cranbrook Art Academy in Bloomfield Hills have come together for a special exhibition in downtown Detroit this month. Many of the artists that graduated from Cranbrook Academy in the past decade have elected to stay in the Detroit area, contributing to growth of the area’s burgeoning art scene, which has attracted national attention. Read the full article here.

Cranbrook Academy of Art Students Receive More Than $250,000 in Awards

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., May 11, 2018 — On the eve of its 2018 commencement ceremonies, Cranbrook Academy of Art celebrated another year of outstanding work by its graduate students at its annual Academy Awards Night on May 10.
Before a gathering of more than 200 students, families, friends and donors in deSalle auditorium at Cranbrook Art Museum, the Academy distributed more than $250,000 in fellowships, grants, awards, and scholarships. The awards are designed to support study at the Academy and to aid 2018 graduates in the transition from student to practicing artist.
Chen Li, a 2018 graduate of […]

Cranbrook Academy of Art Announces Carla Diana Will Lead New 4D Design Department

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., May 7, 2018 — Cranbrook Academy of Art today announced that Carla Diana has been named Designer-in-Residence and will oversee the Academy’s new 4D Design program.
4D Design will be the first new department introduced at the Academy since the Photography program was created in 1971. Since its inception, Cranbrook Academy of Art has been a leader in innovation and experimentation in the fields of art, design and architecture. The new 4D Design program will build upon that legacy by adding a program that addresses the role design plays […]

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