Recognizing that a critique of ideals of productivity, success, goal-orientation, and determination is necessarily paradoxical, the project Errans will take the shifting meanings of ‘erring’ – connoting the violation of norms as well as the activity of wandering – as a starting point to explore the critical potentials and risks of embracing error, randomness, failure, and non-teleological temporalities. The inquiry is intended to reach across different disciplines and discourses, relating not only to the knowledge of life, diaspora, or arts of failing, but also, for instance, to aesthetics, theories of play and games, or random-walk models in (finance) mathematics. For a more detailed description of the project, please see the project description.
The project began in September 2014.
The previous core project was Tension/Spannung (2007-14).
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