Texts by Renowned Swiss Authors: liquorice and sandalwood by Anna Stern

and then on the first monday of may the sun got stuck hanging in the eastern sky. our clocks continued to run, but the sun stood unaltered a few degrees above the horizon. it was another cold morning after a gray and wet weekend. the night before, the weather service had warned of ground frost, […]

Texts by Renowned Swiss Authors: The Plimsoll Line by Fabiano Alborghetti

See, we have lived more than one life,now we have to weigh each thingon the scales of dreams and unleashmemories that devour what the present was. (Yehuda Amichai) I So many new words have been learnt complicated words clustered beyond the door, lying in ambush. And ambush has its own gaze: it threatens, usurps, above […]

Texts by Renowned Swiss Authors: The Housing Cooperative by Yael Inokai

We lived in the first block of the cooperative housing project, in the third entrance, on the sixth floor. I had the large room that opened up onto the balcony. My sister had the little one with privacy. The neighborhood was built in the 1920s. There were four large blocks and six small, rectangular green […]

Urban Planning & Covid 19

A conversation featuring Jacqueline Parish of Zurich’s municipal Planning Department and landscape architect and urban designer, RobinWinogrond, co-founder of Studio Vulkan Landscape Architecture in Zurich, City Architect of Tel Aviv-Yafo, Yoav David and landscape architect, Matanya Sack of Sack-Reicher Architects in Tel Aviv

Texts by Renowned Swiss Authors: Still by Gianna Molinari

There was still movement. Wind rippled water, made waves. Birds circled, headed south. And Rome was full of starlings. There was still movement, all the fish under water were nibbling at the bottom; overall, animals fed, mated, and spawned. They lay down to die. How does a doe die a natural death? How a whale? […]

Giving Climate Change a Human Face

As part of the 8th International Photography Festival in November 2020 in Tel Aviv, Swiss photographers Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer present their work The Human Face of Climate Change. Whereas climate change is often explained with a barrage of scientific data, graphs, hypotheses and forecasts, Braschler and Fischer have put a human face on the existential challenge facing […]

Now What?, in collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland in Israel, presents Heike Munder, Director of the Migros Museum for Contemporary Art in Zurich, in a podcast conversation with prominent local cultural figure Itay Mautner. Wake up and get inspired by a talk about the special philosophy of the Migros Museum, about art and artists during […]

Texts by Renowned Swiss Authors: Future and Democracy by Joël Dicker

Along with all the scientific questions the COVID-19 pandemic has generated, it raises two political questions of primary importance: what is democracy? And what system of governance do we want? Faced with the health situation in March 2020, every government in the world had to make decisions in the governance of its country. Some opted […]

Patrick Chappatte: COVID-19

Patrick Chappatte is an editorial cartoonist for the German magazine Der Spiegel, as well as for Swiss newspapers Le Temps and NZZ am Sonntag. In France, he contributes to Le Canard Enchaîné. For 20 years, he was a cartoonist for the International Herald Tribune and The New York Times. He is also a pioneer of graphic journalism, […]

Texts by Renowned Swiss Authors: Wake Up. Turn Around by Urs Faes

A short prose piece for the “Wake Up Project” of the Swiss embassy in Tel Aviv during Corona times. — Startled, his hand whisked through the air, wiping off the web which surrounded him already in the morning, as if something was planting itself into the day, hindering his steps. He did not see anything. […]