I and the Failure Lab are looking to open an inclusive space for the sharing of f*** ups in science.
Our first experiment was the F*** Up Tales in Science in Hannover, 2022. Upon the model of F**** Up Nights, or Fail Festivals, we invited participants to open up through stories of failure. To analyze organizational and institutional paths of reacting to scientific error and lack of conventional success. The F*** Up Tales in Science event was organized during the “Failure in Science: Context, Ignorance, and the Future of Failing” symposium, which was held as part of the broader Thematic Week “Failure Matters”, a funding initiative of the Volkswagen Foundation, December 12-14, 2022, at the conference center Herrenhausen Palace in Hannover. The F*** Up Tales event was moderated by prof. Xiaodong Lin, founding director of EPIC (http://epic.tc.columbia.edu/) at Teachers College, Columbia University in the City of New York.
The second experiment we plan to take place during the Warsaw conference on “Failure Regimes: Economization, Creolization and Moralization of Failing” (6-7 May 2024).