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The Aubette in Basel

Strasbourg, Aubette, staircase 1928. Photomontage Kunstmuseum Basel. Photo/Foto: TES.

The Aubette in Strasbourg ? Wrong, the Museum of Art (Kunstmuseum) in Basel. The museum pays attention to Sophie Taeuber (1889-1943). The Swiss born artist (Davos) studied applied arts in St. Gall and Munich. The British Arts and Craft Movement strongly influenced her and she was committed to the manual craftsmanship and the beauty of … Read more » “The Aubette in Basel”

Graubünden Car Free 1900-1925

Flugblatt der Autogegner, 1925. Sammlung Automobilklub Schweiz

There were 136 passenger cars in 1925, 24 000 in 1967, and around 115 000 cars for 200 000 inhabitants in the canton of Graubünden in 2020. The small number of cars in 1925 was due to the ban on vehicles from 1900 to 1925. Motorised traffic, ‘monster luxurius‘ or the ‘dubius vehicels‘ was strictly … Read more » “Graubünden Car Free 1900-1925”

Strength in diversity in Graubünden

La Tigia Pulenta/Polentahütte, Schons. Graubünden.

Based on the Language Act (Sprachengesetz, Art. 22) and the Language Ordinance (Sprachenverordnung, Art. 18 and 25), the Confederation supports the cantons of Graubünden and Ticino in the preservation and promotion of the Romansh and Italian languages and culture. In 2018, the Confederation commissioned an evaluation to examine the financial support’s impact on the canton of … Read more » “Strength in diversity in Graubünden”