Offentlighedens Rum

English title: Spaces of the Public 

Published 6. June 2019


What happens when you ask 28 Nordic artists about public space? Through images, short stories, essays, poems and statements, thoughts and experiences about public spaces are presented in this book.


All texts are original contributions, and the book spans widely in artistic traditions as well as over generations.



Olafur Eliasson, Mamma Andersson, Tal R, Merethe Lindstrøm, Carl-Henning Wijkmark, SUPERFLEX feat. Toke Lykkeberg, Ragnar Kjartansson, Juhani Pallasmaa, Madame Nielsen, Frode Grytten, Sjón, Dorte Mandrup, Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold, Martin Bigum, Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Johan Dehlin, Dark Matters, Charlotte Gyllenhammar, Ólöf Nordal, Edith Lundebrekke, Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, Kaarina Kaikkonen, Shwan Dler Qaradaki, Dominique Hauderowicz & Kristian Ly Serena, Meriç Algün and Rúrí.

Edited by Tora Frogner, Vincent F. Hendricks, Frederik Stjernfelt and Joachim S. Wiewiura

Offentlighedens Rum, 2019, Forlaget Møllegades Boghandel, 180 pages, 48 images.

Buy the book here. Also available at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Politikens Boghal, Arnold Busck and other book stores.


"With the beautiful, soft publication Offent-lighedes rum ... it [is] rare to see a book, which is so seriously playful and explorative as this one. ... The book's pages swarm with life.

Anne Pind, Arkitekten

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Simmel: Sociologiens eventyrer (2019)

English title: Simmel: The Adventurer of Sociology

One of the modern founders of sociology. And at the same time the constant outsider of the discipline. In 2018 it was 100 years ago that the German sociologist Georg Simmel (1858-1918) died. Nonetheless, his analyses of modern society still stand as fresh and relevant in their originality today. The book has two parts: 15 texts by Simmel and ten articles about his sociology.

The book is edited by Søren Christensen, Nils Gunder Hansen, Simon Langkjær, Martin Hauberg-Lund Laugesen og Joachim S. Wiewiura.

Moreover, Joachim S. Wiewiura and Martin Hauberg-Lund Laugesen contributed with one chapter to the second part of the book: "Simmel and dialectics: On Simmel's thought and the internal unrest of the forms of sociology."

Simmel: Sociologiens eventyrer, Nyt fra Samfunds-videnskaberne, 447 pages.

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"A treasury of a book"


Steen Nepper Larsen, Information

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"The underlying message in this Danish book project is that researchers must avoid stagnating within their specific niches and disciplines, and that they - as Simmel did - make an effort to make the social sciences both intellectually entertaining and existentially relevant. This is exactly what this book has shown - and accomplished - to a degree that it also has stimulated the essayistic style of yours truly.

Anne Krogstad, Sosiologen

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Kampen om mennesket: Forskellige menneskebilleder og deres grænsestrid (2018)

English title: The battle of man: Different images of man and their clashes

What is the nature of human beings? And how should society be organized?

Behind every political argument some conception answering the above questions lur. These conceptions are often multifaceted and informed by different scientific backgrounds and ideals of what a human being should be.

It is common for these "images of man" to posit their own universality, that is, to think they count for all human beings. But that does not mean they are shared by every human being. Far from it. Instead, they participate in a battle to pass on their own understanding of man to the highest number of people. 

The book is edited by David Budtz Pedersen, Finn Collin og Frederik Stjernfelt.

Joachim S. Wiewiura has written chapter 12, "The public arena", pp. 359-395.

Kampen om mennesket: Forskellige menneskebilleder og deres grænsestrid, Hans Reitzel, 440 pages.

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"Thorough ... relevant and comprehensive" 

★★★★★ of 6 stars 

Kristeligt Dagblad

"Well-done ... well-written anthology"


"Solid ... an exceptionally needed publication"

Tone Frank Dandanell, Information

"Interesting and worth reading"

Peter Munk Christiansen, Information

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On the Facilitation of the Academy (2015)

In its brevity, this book is unique for bringing together different original scholarly publications (from Mladen Dolar’s internationally acclaimed psychoanalytic approach to Ray Land’s educationally ground-breaking theory of curricula) and, as such, provides a wide spectrum of insightful ideas on education and learning for university teachers, students and administrators at the university level.

Edited by Elias Westergaard and Joachim S. Wiewiura

On the Facilitation of the Academy, Sense Publishers, 116 pages.

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Joachim Wiewiura  |  joachim.wiewiura@gmail [dot] com