Category: Culture

20. November 2019

20th / 21st century | Photography

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Federal Councillor’s public appearance

by Aaron Estermann

There was a time before mobile phones, a time when press photographers were the eyes of an entire nation. Many of the images they captured are now forgotten. For example, Federal Councillor Rudolf Minger’s appearance at Bern’s Reithalle riding arena in November 1940.

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1. November 2019

20th / 21st century | Photography

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Gandhi in a new light

by Peter Pfrunder

The photographs of the Mahatma taken by Swiss photographer Walter Bosshard were seen around the globe.

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21. October 2019

20th / 21st century | Fashion

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African fashion

by Hibou Pèlerin

African fashion design is flourishing, and has been making waves on the world’s catwalks in recent years. ‘Connecting Afro Futures – Fashion x Hair x Design’ at Berlin’s Museum of Decorative Arts, the Kunstgewerbemuseum, provides current insights and examines the background to this upswing.

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2. October 2019

20th / 21st century | Culture

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The lost film of Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein

by Christophe Vuilleumier

90 years ago, Russian director Eisenstein shot a film at La Sarraz Castle featuring an array of avant-garde luminaries. But the footage has remained lost to this day.

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18. September 2019

Modern Age | Society

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Homesick for the mountains

by Alexander Rechsteiner

200 years ago, homesickness was thought to be a typically Swiss affliction. It was triggered by ‘Kuhreihen’, old herdsmen’s songs. The children’s book character Heidi also suffered from homesickness.

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