The Social Space Agency – SoSA – has barely reached the age of a toddler, but is already happily strolling down different paths. It likes getting lost in labyrinths, just to find its way back out again by cutting holes into walls and building roads where before only blank spaces existed.
Both playful and systematic, SoSA combines creative practices from the Arts with strategies of exploration. With this method, its agents, the socionauts, explore and map the social outer space, discovering possibilities beyond our current social practices. The reintegrating socionauts are busy making the newly discovered possibilities usable to society: Which rules and conventions could be added to or changed in our everyday life?
SoSA was founded at AUAWIRLEBEN Theaterfestival Bern, Switzerland in spring 2014 by a team of ve socionauts (Miko Hucko, Pekko Koskinen, Micha Küchler, Thea Reifler, Thibault Schiemann) and is ever growing. It has since been invited by Hangö Theaterträff (Hanko, FI), the Bernese city council (CH), Frankfurt Book Fair (DE), Diskurs14 Gießen (DE), Karl der Grosse Zürich (CH) and 48 Stunden Neukölln (Berlin, DE). SoSA has been developing cultural technology in a different field at each of these invitations, always distributing their results freely.
bernese mission (AUAWIRLEBEN theatre festival) Link to the mission report:
metaText mission (Frankfurt Bookfair)
You are a reader. A person that reads text. But is that it? Are you just following aligned letters, strug- gling to comprehend what somebody wants you to understand? The answer is: No. In the thicket of words lie the paths of a new kind of traveller – the reader as creator. The Social Space Agency provi- des you with a guide, enabling you to nd and create worlds within books. Become part of the new culture of reading and get lost in the garden of forking paths that can be found within every text. Link to the guide: