My name is Zack Tucker.

I'm a design theorist, researcher, and educator.

Currently, I serve as an Assistant Professor of Communication Design at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, USA.

What I Do

I explore and interact with historic and entangled challenges associated with civic engagement in the United States. In particular, I have adopted a place-based creative and scholarly practice around Freedom Summer 1964 and its relevance to contemporary social justice and voter suppression issues. My work tends to be transdisciplinary, collaborative, participatory, and reflective. By conducting research through design, I put theory into practice engaging with various communities through creative activities like exhibitions of design work, curated experiences, and commissioned professional projects. My scholarly publications and presentations are a result of this reflective creative practice and contribute to building new knowledge in the discipline of design through critical interrogation of methodology. My goal as a teacher, public servant, and scholar is to model, engage, and advance cooperative, and reciprocal approaches through design as a means of democratic inquiry.

Current Projects