Category: 20th / 21st century

17. July 2019

20th / 21st century | Culture

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Heidi in Japan

by Claudia Walder

Heidi is a cult figure in Japan. An animated series from 1974 helped her achieve that status. The series ushered in the now booming anime industry.

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12. July 2019

20th / 21st century | Culture

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Lovely, lovelier, loveliest

by Andrej Abplanalp

Ideals of beauty are also a barometer of what is important to a given society. As a result, they’ve changed constantly over the past few centuries.

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10. July 2019

20th / 21st century | Technology

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A Swiss success story: the tale of an espionage recorder

by Denise Tonella

The CIA commissioned the Swiss firm Kudelski to develop a small but highly effective audio recording device for covert investigations. It had been ordered by John F. Kennedy.

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5. July 2019

20th / 21st century | Women in history

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The Italian girls of Migros

by Gabriel Heim

With the ‘Trentino Promotion’ launched by Gottlieb Duttweiler, a first wave of young Italian women took up positions in Swiss households in 1946.

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3. July 2019

20th / 21st century | Culture

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Design as a band-aid for nature

by Hibou Pèlerin

Under the title ‘Broken Nature’, the XXII Triennale di Milano showcases original contributions to the climate debate from the perspective of design, art and applied science.

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