5 May 2009
Celebrating the Art of Failure
It is often said that in Transition we celebrate our failures as much as our successes, and that an openess and honesty about when things fail is vital for Transition to proceed. In the film ‘Garbage Warrior’, the thing that most incensed Michael Reynolds when he lost his building permit was that “they have taken away my right to fail”. I was delighted therefore last week to come across the website FailBlog.org. It is a site that celebrates failure in all its many form. It has a sharp eye for things done badly, or disastrously, and as I explored its posts on Friday lunchtime, my roars of laughter could be heard resounding throughout Transition Towers. One of my favourites is this one, on the left. Give yourself half an hour or so to have a look through it, it’s a treasure trove of inspired failure.