Author Profile
Michael Austin Diaz

Michael Austin Diaz (b. 1983) is an interdisciplinary artist and designer from the United States. In his practice he explores landscape and time through generative engagement, field work, and material culture. His individual and collaborative projects are realized through public interventions and gallery installations, and activate the disciplines of art and design to promote meaningful dialogue and community flourishing. 



During the 1940s Gadsden County was home to sixty-seven Coca-Cola millionaires, and a $100,000,000 shade tobacco industry. With a deep history of racial and agricultural inequality, ensuing decades would leave Gadsden County as one of the poorest in the state and the only county in Florida with an African American majority population.