Mike Monteiro (yes, that Mike Monteiro) has a brand-new talk—How to Fight Fascism—and you’re invited! Monteiro is the co-founder and design director of Mule Design, an interactive studio whose work has been called “delightfully hostile” by The New Yorker. His 2014 talk “How Designers Destroyed the World”, about the intersection of design and social responsibility, was awarded 2014 Talk of the Year by Net Magazine.
A brief preview of what’s in store: “All design is political, because all politics are designed. The world is a mess because a certain set of people designed it to be a mess. Now we need a different set of people to design our way out of it. This is not a choice. Regardless of whether this is what we wanted or not fascism is knocking on our front door. This is how we knock back.”
### Agree or Disagree?
After Mike Monteiro’s talk, we’re hosting a free-flowing discussion and happy hour in the spirit of design community collaboration and constructive critique. Share ideas with fellow creators, whether they’re colleagues you’ve known forever or brand new friends you’ve just made thanks to the bonding magic of DC Design Week. Remember, this is a safe space for open dialogue—we can all agree that courtesy and respect are prerequisite.