wed03Jul20:30culture researchesThe thing that changed the world. Lecture by Simon Bundi

Event details

2025 marks the 100th anniversary of the lifting of the Graubünden car ban. The particularly long-lasting resistance to automobiles in Graubünden has been well researched. The situation is completely different when it comes to the question of what 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.

The historian Dr. Simon Bundi presents in the research project 100 years of motorization in Graubünden, which he leads with a team of five, explains how motor vehicles have fascinated people ever since. Showing off, driving, enjoying the landscape and sharing experiences – cars stand for many things, not just transport from A to B. By looking at emotions, we can explain why cars have not only changed tourism, but our entire world.

Moderation: Mirella Carbone, research assistant at the IKG,

In collaboration with the Graubünden Institute for Cultural Research (IKG).

free entry

Caption: Driving the Fiat 1100 on the Stelvio Pass in May 1953. (St. Moritz Documentation Library)

Time

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 8:30 p.m

location

Hotel Reine Victoria, theater hall

Via Rosatsch 18, 7500 St. Moritz

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