This volume investigates the use of the word ‘radical’ in design education, discourse and practice, tracing precedents, problems and challenges for the discipline. For the past fifteen years, there has been a consistent deterioration of democracy in tandem with the establishment of the marketisation and monetisation of design education. Design, with its expertise in window-display, has excelled in these wars, profiting with greater globalisation. Navigating difficult external political contexts in the middle of internal power struggles, design universities seem to be incapable of challenging political, social, cultural and environmental phenomena with the urgency that all of these demand. Swallowed by an ever-rolling snowball of neoliberal educational models, small gestures—either by defiant academics, occasional lectures and short workshops—have difficulty producing the kind of radical change that design education and climate crisis needs for our survival.