Category: 20th / 21st century

13. September 2017

20th / 21st century | Jewelry

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Smog Free Ring

Jewellery made of smog that contributes to clean air? The Dutch artist Daan Roosegarde makes it possible thanks to his ingenious and unique concept.

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10. September 2017

20th / 21st century | War/battle

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The Ossola Republic

In autumn 1944, partisan groups liberated a sizeable territory around Domodossola from the Nazis and founded their own republic. But the resistance fighters were at odds with one another and after just over a month the dream of an independent state came to an end. The story of a tragedy on the border with Switzerland.

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23. August 2017

20th / 21st century | Society

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Good Prohibitions – Bad Prohibitions?

Four hundred years ago, on 23 August 1617 to be precise, the first modern one-way street was established in London. An occasion for the philosopher Barbara Bleisch to muse on the sense and nonsense of dos and don’ts in modern society.

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9. August 2017

20th / 21st century | Collection

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Landi Chair

The Landi chair is considered a design icon not least because of its striking holes. The history of a seating accommodation…

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25. July 2017

20th / 21st century | Economy

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Counterfeit money today – not a thriving business in Switzerland

For centuries, counterfeiters worked painstakingly with skill and craft to copy coins. These days, they just tend to use a colour printer. The Federal Office of Police (fedpol) reports on the less glamorous world of money counterfeiting today.

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