Activist, Community Organizer, and Writer Christopher Vogel about Three-Sided Soccer

27 April 2018

Activist, community organizer, and writer Christopher Vogel from Kassel, Germany, visited Carleton to give a lecture on “Three-Sided Soccer.” “Three-Sided Soccer” (or Three-Sided Football) is a variation on the game of soccer where three teams play together on a hexagonal pitch. Invented by Danish Situationist Asger Jorn in the 1960s, the game is not only lots of fun but also an expression of sport’s socio-political ramifications. Christopher discussed the international reputation of this game as a progressive critique of the divisive and binary elements in sport. It’s not every day that we are fortunate to welcome a guest with such interests and expertise. Thanks to all who came out and expressed their enthusiasm for this new way of playing soccer.