The book of failure

Edited together with Yiu Fai Chow and Zoénie Liwen Deng, designed by Elaine W. Ho (see here), published by Publication Studio Pearl River Delta.

This book is the publication of the Academy of Failure workshop in collaboration with Institute for Provocation Beijing in May 2018. It is part of the Humanities Across Borders initiative from the International Institute for Asian Studies. The workshop was inspired by Jack Halberstam’s book The Queer Art of Failure, in which he traverses different cultural domains, in both art and popular culture, to substantiate his claim that, “failing, losing, forgetting, unmaking, undoing, unbecoming, not knowing may in fact offer more creative, more cooperative, more surprising ways of being in the world.” (2011: 2) The book is designed by Elaine W. Ho 

The book can be downloaded here.

The book comes with a movie made by Wang Yiwei: