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Merav Argov

Adjunct Professor

Urban Planning and Policy


Merav is an adjunct professor teaching in the MUPP and MCD programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Urban Planning and Policy Department. She holds a Master's Degree from UIC's College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and a BFA from Jerusalem's Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. As a Cornell grant recipient, Merav examines how Lathrop Homes' progressive community design can promote dialogue between mixed-income residents through art activation projects.

Merav brings extensive experience in civic planning, community engagement, education, and art programming, both locally and internationally. She is a co-founder and Director at Fieldwork Collaborative Projects, increasing public infrastructure engagement through art. Her artwork has been exhibited internationally, including at the Rosenthal Museum in Germany. Her community-based Fieldwork projects have been presented at institutions such as the Graham Foundation, MCA Chicago, and more. Leveraging her interdisciplinary background, Merav's work sits at the intersection of urban design, community development, and the arts, allowing her to approach contemporary urban challenges with innovative perspectives.