We find ourselves in a landscape of failure. We have failed to reach every climate goal we have set, and there is no returning to an unpolluted world. Institutions have failed their workers, resulting in a resurgence of industrial action and defiance. On the international stage, governments have failed migrants and refugees, leading to unprecedented levels of displacement.
Can something productive be drawn from failing? How have past failures – of revolution, of technology, of selfhood – been put to constructive ends? And how might failure be mobilised as a new site of resistance?