Kultur forscht - The thing that changed the world. Presentation by Simon Bundi

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03 July 2024

20:30
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Theatre Hall, Hotel Reine Victoria, St. Moritz

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In the research project ‘100 years of motorisation in Graubünden’, historian Dr Simon Bundi presents how motor vehicles have always fascinated people.

By looking at emotions, we can explain why the car has not only changed tourism, but our entire world.

2025 will mark the 100th anniversary of the abolition of the car ban in Graubünden. The particularly long-lasting resistance to the motor car in Graubünden is well researched. The situation is quite different when it comes to the question of what has actually happened since driving was allowed in Graubünden. This is astonishing, as the car has changed the world more than any other invention of the 20th century.
In the research project 100 Years of Motorisation in Graubünden, which he is leading with a team of five, historian Dr Simon Bundi presents how motor vehicles have always fascinated people. Showing off, driving, enjoying the countryside and experiencing the community - cars stand for many things, not just for transport from A to B. By looking at emotions, we can explain why the car has not only changed tourism, but our entire world.

Presenter: Mirella Carbone, research associate at the IKG, in collaboration with the Institute for Cultural Research Graubünden (IKG).

Caption: Travelling on the Stelvio Pass with the Fiat 1100 in May 1953. (Documentation library St. Moritz)

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