Sci & Tech
Joseph Beuys (1921 - 1986)
What Switzerland and North Korea have in common
An exhibition at the Alpine Museum in Bern investigates the similarities between the two mountain nations, North Korea and Switzerland.
How are young dancers coping with the video edition of the Prix de Lausanne?
The prestigious Prix de Lausanne international ballet competition began last Sunday. But this year's edition is taking place by video.
Switzerland’s four languages
In Switzerland, over two-thirds of the population aged 15 or over in Switzerland regularly use more than one language.
Semih Yavsaner introduces himself and his stage character.
Les années suisses de Coco Chanel
Dès 1945, Gabrielle Chanel a vécu une dizaine d’années sur les bords du lac Léman.
Why the rock band Queen loves Montreux
SWI swissinfo.ch travelled to Montreux to find out why the rock group Queen has such a lasting appeal in the sleepy lakeside town.
Zurich by Koyo
Koyo Kouoh speaks about Switzerland and her upbringing in the Zurich of the 1980s and 1990s.
The war on stolen artefacts
Switzerland was once a hot destination for stolen cultural artefacts. But now it’s trying hard to secure the return of treasures.
Heard the one about the Swiss sense of humour?
The Swiss have a reputation for being rather humourless. But are they just misunderstood?
Peter Preisig demonstrates the rich tones of his 'singing bowls' (Klanggshalen).
Working in harmony
After being refined by the unique firing technique, the cowbells made by Peter Preisig are able to produce a beautiful harmonious sound.
Time travelling in Basel
How the pharma industry grew out of the textile trade, commoners seized power from the aristocracy, and how Basel became a city of culture.
How are Swiss cities being planned?
An expert on urban transformation walks us through the three phases of Swiss spatial planning, with examples in Zurich.
Illustrator John Howe reflects on new Lord of the Rings project
Switzerland-based illustrator John Howe, who drew the universe for the Lord of the Rings movies, been working on a new series for Amazon Prime.
Exiled Iraqi journalist: 'I am almost a member of Swiss society'
An Iraqi journalist who fled to Switzerland speaks about her former life in Baghdad and why her current life is sometimes isolating.
Basil da Cunha
The director of O Fim do Mundo talks about his upbringing in Switzerland, dual nationality, and the fate of Reboleira district.
Engines off, the show is on
Special times require special measures: because of the pandemic the drive-in concept is being resurrected to allow cultural events to take place.
How will theatre look after the pandemic?
Acting on stage while keeping social distance can seem impossible, but playwrights’ creativity also needs to be taken into account.
Swiss festivals look for alternatives beyond the virtual world
As cultural events move online, some are looking for different ways of sharing their content.
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