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Design Conversation: Michael Jager Presents Love Beta

Join MODA on the evening of Thursday, November 17 as Michael Jager, Chief Creative Officer of Solidarity of Unbridled Labour for a presentation titled Love Beta: The Consciousness of Chaos, the Killing of Curiosity…Love, Desire and Other Design Stories.

In a world of seemingly infinite knowledge access, somehow true curiosity is being choked from our lives and processes. Still the cumulus of our consciousness flows ever forward, a beautiful place where bold design is in permanent beta.

Can design do more? Can designers change realities? Can we help ourselves and others feel something? Anything? Or are we all part of some diabolic scheme?

About Michael Jager, Co-Founder and Creative Director, Solidarity of Unbridled Labour

For more than twenty-five years, Michael Jager has been creating and collaborating with brands, driven by the idea that design distinction matters most. The groundbreaking work he did with JDK Design continues with Solidarity of Unbridled Labour, a studio that conceptualizes and realizes ideas that help guide and create culture and positive change within it.


Guided by Ezra Pound’s simply but elegantly stated principle, “Make it New,” Jager's collaborative output for a multitude of today’s most recognizable and relevant brands—including Burton Snowboards, Microsoft’s Xbox, Nike, Levi’s, Phish, MTV, Virgin, Lululemon, Yara, Seventh Generation, and Patagonia—is recognized worldwide. Through Solidarity’s own brand-design incubation platform, Michael has helped create unique home, sport, and lifestyle brands, such as Mamava and Maglianero. Michael is also the cofounder of the Karma Bird House, a creative-economy co-working space now home to more than 70 inspiring entrepreneurial entities.

In 2014, AIGA-VT awarded Michael its first Fellow Award in Vermont, honoring him for his mentoring, community building, and advocacy in design. Michael lives in Burlington, Vermont, USA.

This talk will be held at MODA. Ticket prices include a visit to MODA's current exhibitions prior to the lecture.

Tickets are $12 / $10 for educators, seniors, military, MODA members, AIGA members / $7 for students. 

This event is jointly sponsored by MODA and Portfolio Center.

Earlier Event: November 16
The Lemonade Project Session 2
Later Event: November 18
Homeschool Day