Meike Hardt is a researcher and designer currently based in Zurich. She is co-founder of m—d—buero in Zurich, a research based graphic design collaboration with Daniela Rota. Furthermore She is researching alternative economic cultures in response to the increasingly precarious conditions in the culture and design industries. The main area of this research is located at the intersection of graphic design with feminist, critical and political theory. Meike Hardt works as an assistant at the MA Communication Design department at the Bern University of the Arts. She received a Certification of Advanced Studies at Civic City Institute in Design Research and Design Critique at the University of Arts in Geneva in 2012 and a degree in Design from the University of Applied Science in Düsseldorf in 2009.