The Kierkeguaardians

fake newspapers

2018

The Kierkeguaardians are newspapers that are critically of themselves. They question the notion of the public sphere that the media fabricated since the early days of coffeehouses. The Kierkeguaardians are concerned with the narratives that the totality of mainstream media creates unwittingly. They give some insight into the history of the public sphere and try to debunk terms like Lügenpresse (lying press). In times of truth being doubted and the media being accused of lying, these fake newspapers are an attempt to find a common ground and some reason with those who lost their trust and those who trust blindly. The Kierkeguaardian is also a word play consisting of the name of a popular british newspaper and the philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, who was very critical of the media and the public sphere.

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