About

The Catalogue of Failures is an independent publication series that aims to re-situate instances and experiences of ‘failure’ as both fertile and routine.

The Catalogue acts as a device for generating conversations about success and failure, accepted norms (and the unacceptable), worthiness, and value. Failures (the unexpected, the unruly, the uncontrollable, the accidental, the not-part-of-the-plan, the undesired outcomes) are taken out of their original context and encountered as unique and independent works or moments to be explored and experienced.

The Catalogue of Failures is conceived and designed by Alice Clough as part of a larger project exploring the role of vulnerability in facilitating social change.