Failure Lunch


We believe that failures are a natural part of the innovative processes that transform our society in sustainable directions.

By understanding what went wrong and embracing failure as a learning opportunity, we can collectively create a more sustainable and resilient future.


Arrange your own #FailureLunch with the help of the instructions below.


We Learn from Failures.

The concept? It’s simple! We can learn a lot from failing. Failure Lunch is an event where eminent experts share their inspiring stories of failure connected to various themes within sustainable development.

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“Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”*

*Winston Churchill

Instructions for Storytellers

1) Prepare to share a 10-minute story about a situation when dialogues for urban development didn’t go as expected.

2) Prepare for a discussion regarding what you learned from this failure and what you think others can learn from this. Is there anything general to say or is everything due to context?


Failure Lunch: Learning from Failing Dialogues for Sustainable Urban Development. 

Experts shared inspiring stories about when dialogues for urban development didn’t go as expected.

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Get Involved!

We encourage other organisations to use our Failure Lunch concept. Are you interested in organising an event? Contact us.

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