Adriana Mica, PhD

Failure Lab, UW.

sociologist, critical and constructivist scholar

leader of Research Unit on Action and Consequences (University of Warsaw)

policy-failures.uw.edu.pl

 

 

CHESSBOXING: FROM THE FRENCH COMIC BOOK TO THE WARSAW GYMS

July 1-September 30, 2022

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Post-noir and somatic photos create a space for unraveling visually and imaginatively one of the most spectacular hybrid sports of our times: CHESSBOXING.

Click HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS FAILURE?

 

 

 

 

HANDBOOK OF FAILURE

This Handbook examines the study of failure in social sciences, its manifestations in the contemporary world, and the modalities of dealing with it – both in theory and in practice. It draws together a comprehensive approach to failing, and invisible forms of cancelling out and denial of future perspectives.

Underlining critical mechanisms for challenging and reimagining norms of success in contemporary society, it allows readers to understand how contemporary regimes of failure are being formed and institutionalized in relation to policy and economic models, such as neo-liberalism. While capturing the diversity of approaches in framing failure, it assesses the conflations and shifts which have occurred in the study of failure over time.

Intended for scholars who research processes of inequality and invisibility, this Handbook aims to formulate a critical manifesto and activism agenda for contemporary society. Presenting an integrated view about failure the Handbook will be an essential reading for students in sociology, social theory, anthropology, international relations and development research, organization theory, public policy, management studies, queer theory, disability studies, sports and performance research.

 

 

RESEARCH

Failures and public policy

Coaching failure

Inequality of failure

 

(MINI) CONFERENCES

Possible Worlds: Next Emergencies, Global Capabilities, and Potential Inequalities, mini-conference SASE (9-11 July 2022. Amsterdam)

Failure: Limits to Success and Inequality of Falling in Contemporary Society, thematic group Polish Sociological Congress (14-17 September 2022, Warsaw)

 

IGNORANCE

Change in the regimes of ignorance is contingent on the pace and conditions in which we elaborate new futures and reformulate existing ones. In the context of the European refugee crisis, this entails that the applicable ignorance has changed to the extent to which the countries we analyzed were able to embark on elaborating new futures, and to stick with these new projections. In the case, however, they abandon these new futures, or the new futures are reified hastily, the regimes of ignorance either change superficially or they embark on a new logic too quickly. (Ignorance and Change, 2020, p. 186)

 

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SOCIOLOGY IN THE STREET

author with Zofia Pawlak of a project engaging mechanisms of participatory budgeting (Warsaw) towards reclaiming and reviving the space under Siekierkowski Bridge for recreational, sport, and Street Art purposes – click here

 

 

 

Chessboxing, judo, long distance running

co-initiator of #ChessboxingWarsawa in Academia Gorila Warsaw

leader of curatorial team of photo-exhibition “Chessboxing: From a French Comic Book to the Warsaw Gyms”, July-September 2022, Galeria UW