Margaret Urban

Margaret Urban
Margaret Urban
Associate Professor
RAC 324

Margaret “Megan” Urban is a visual communicator whose work ranges from traditional design; to interdisciplinary collaborations; to drawing, painting, and installation based artwork. Megan’s work is driven by a desire to understand how history and experience change the perception of identity, culture, and environment. She is a founder of Designers and Forests, an international, collaborative design project that brings together designers, scientists, and activists with communities to address economic and environmental issues with in a local context.

Megan previously taught at Appalachian State University, Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar, where she also worked as a design researcher. She received her BA from Wellesley College and holds a Master of Fine Art in Visual Communication from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

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Teaching Interests

Graphic Design, Typography, Design History

Research Interests

Cultural Landscapes, Design Research, Design and Social Practice, Design Pedagogy, Structuralism and Semiotics.

Awards and Honors

  • Award of Excellence, Communication Arts (2016).