Joachim Schmidt Wiewiura

Joachim Schmidt Wiewiura

PhD fellow

Joachim S. Wiewiura (b. 1987) is PhD Fellow in philosophy at the Center for Information and Bubble Studies, University of Copenhagen. In autumn 2017, he was visiting scholar at the Digital Ethics Lab (, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. He currently teaches an MA course at the University of Copenhagen on the intellectual history of the public sphere from Ancient Athens to today. He is interested in media climates, philosophy of information and political philosophy.


He holds a BA and MA in Philosophy (resp. Aarhus Univ. / Univ. of Copenhagen) with electives in economics and economic history (Uppsala Univ., Sweden). He has studied at European College of Liberal Arts, Berlin, and taught physics students Philosophy of Science at the Niels Bohr Institute as well as Philosophy of Technology at IT University of Denmark. He is also a part of the Humanomics Research Centre’s project Mapping the Public Value of Humanities (

His project deals with the role of (mis)information in public spheres; the contrast between public signals and public opinion; information dynamics (e.g. polarization); intellectual history of the public sphere.

He's interested in political philosophy, public spaces, philosophy of architecture, the city/urbanity, philosophy of science/economics, and thinkers like Hegel, Simmel and Sloterdijk.

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political philosophy, public sphere, history of ideas, informational warfare, philosophy of architecture, urbanity and thinkers such as Hegel, Simmel and Sloterdijk.

Selected publications

  1. Accepted/In press

    The Public Life of Schools: Editors' Introduction

    Wiewiura, Joachim Schmidt & Cone, L. L., Jul 2020, (Accepted/In press) If Schools Didn't Exist. Wiewiura, J. & Cone, L. (eds.). MIT Press, p. xxxvii-lvi

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

  2. Published

    Public Life in Public Spaces

    Wiewiura, Joachim Schmidt, Feb 2020, Age-Inclusive Public Space. Hauderowicz, D. & Ly Serena, K. (eds.). Berlin: Hatje Cantz Verlag, p. 32-35

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

  3. Published

    Offentlighedens Rum

    Frogner, T. (ed.), Hendricks, Vincent F (ed.), Stjernfelt, F. (ed.) & Wiewiura, Joachim Schmidt (ed.), 6 Jun 2019, Århus: Forlaget Møllegades Boghandel. 180 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch

  4. Published

    Simmel: Sociologiens eventyrer

    Christensen, S. (ed.), Gunder Hansen, N. (ed.), Langkjær, S. (ed.), Hauberg-Lund Laugesen, M. (ed.) & Wiewiura, Joachim Schmidt (ed.), Mar 2019, Frederiksberg: Nyt fra Samfundsvidenskaberne. 447 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Informational pathologies and interest bubbles: Exploring the structural mobilization of knowledge, ignorance, and slack

    Wiewiura, Joachim Schmidt & Hendricks, Vincent F, Mar 2018, In : New Media & Society. 20, 3, p. 1123–1138 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    Offentlighedens arena

    Wiewiura, Joachim Schmidt, 2018, Kampen om mennesket: Forskellige menneskebilleder og deres grænsestrid. Budtz Pedersen, D., Collin, F. & Stjernfelt, F. (eds.). København: Hans Reitzels Forlag, p. 359-393 35 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

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