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People build Worlds!

People build worlds!

Pater Martin Schmid from Baar sets off for South America in 1726. As a builder, musician and pastor, the Jesuit did missionary work for the Christian faith, particularly among the indigenous Chiquitos. There are still traces of his activity in Bolivia today.

From a present-day perspective, Schmid's activity as a missionary Jesuit raises questions: What are the reasons for Martin Schmid's actions and what ideals lead him on his path? Are we exposed to similar ideas today? The exhibition connects Martin Schmid's path in life to the here and now. It shows the extent to which utopias endure over time and how they affect the actions and thoughts of societies. In this exhibition you have the opportunity to engage with and reflect on your world.

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