Multicultural and Cosmopolitan Switzerland News

A Multilingual Country

At a time when (young) Swiss citizens from German-speaking cantons sometimes have to communicate with their fellow citizens in French-speaking cantons in English in order to understand each other, the Forum for Bilingualism in Biel/Bienne is not an unnecessary luxury. Not to mention the Italian- or Romansh-speaking inhabitants of the country. In the canton of … Read more » “A Multilingual Country”

Staff Wanted

Galerie Beyeler Pratteln. Photo/ Foto: TES.

The Swiss Guard in the Vatican is expanded from 110 to 135 men. The small army is, therefore, looking for personnel, which is difficult to find nowadays, because they have to be catholic, male, unmarried and of Swiss nationality. The Guard was founded in 1506 and is the only military organization in another country where … Read more » “Staff Wanted”

Atlas of Furniture Design

M. Kries, J. Eisenbrand (Eds)., Atlas of Furniture Design. Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, 2019.

In November 2019, the Vitra Design Museum will publish the Magnum Opus among design publications. The establishment of Bauhaus in 1919, the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the foundation of the Vitra Design Museum itself in the same year are momentous events. The year of the appearance of the English edition of … Read more » “Atlas of Furniture Design”