Owning Failure: can the concept of failure redefine success?

Posted on February 18, 2015


Wednesday 18th February 2015, 3.00 – 5.00 pm, SBO1, Scott Sutherland building

Chris Fremantle and Gemma Kearney, Design in Action, will present highlights of their recent paper presented ay iJade conference, October 2014 and published by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Owning Failure: can the concept of failure redefine success sets out with some analysis of what failure might mean in art and design and some reflection on the cultural and conceptual challenges for thinking about failure.

Dr Gemma Kearney, lecturer in the Department of Communications, Marketing and Media will introduce the session by discussing a series of interviews conducted with staff at a Scottish Art School, 2011.

Chris Fremantle, researcher and producer, will analyse the conclusions.

Dr Elizabeth Reeder, Glasgow University’s Creative Writing Programme, in the School of Critical Studies, will act as respondent presenting a different view on failure in creative practices: “..failure has the potential to be a revolutionary, essential and sought out state for us as artists, and is an integral part our quest to find the right form for our work.”


The presentation is available here

Posted in: 2014/15