SOSENS is a Research Institute about Social Sensibility.
The Research and Developments about Social Sensibility explores the roots of creativity, human relationships, individual freewill and society development.
The term Social Sensibility has been coined together by Alessandro Rolandi and Guillaume Bernard in 2010. Social Sensibility is an original kind of interaction between artists and the corporate world. By being permanently present in the company’s environment, artists carry out creative research projects based on internal relational dynamics. This interaction is build on the belief that constant exposure to artists and to art practice influences and nourishes people's sensibility both on the individual and social level. The encounter between artists and employees, managers and workers is legitimized by a flexible structure, but its rules of engagement need to be negotiated at all times. People become art-users instead of art-viewers as they can choose and invent the way to engage with the artist.
A Social Sensibility R&D Department named SOSENS R&D Department is a transversal team integrated in the organization's chart and directed by an artist.
The first SOSENS R&D Department was founded in Beijing in 2011 by Alessandro Rolandi at Bernard Controls China as a manager of the company to develop it. It is currently active in the Bernard Controls group in Beijing and in Paris.