Last Wednesday we held a launch party for Elsewhere No.01 at Cafe Tasso on Frankfurter Allee. This is the extension of Karl-Marx-Allee, the grandiose socialist boulevard that was originally named for Stalin and which was supposed to be the showcase of the new (East) Berlin emerging from the rubble of the Second World War. Cafe Tasso is a lovely cafe with a second hand bookshop attached, both upstairs and in the basement, and they were wonderful hosts.
We were so excited by the number of people who turned out to welcome Elsewhere to the world on a Wednesday evening. It was standing room only for the short readings from editors Paul Scraton and Tim Woods (who read from Julian Hoffman’s essay in the first edition), and Eve Richens, contributor to the first edition who also spoke a little on the subject of memory, writing, and where the truth lies in writing about place. Elsewhere Creative Director Julia Stone was also there, as was contributor Nicky Gardner and many, many people who supported us via the crowdfunding campaign. It was a great evening, and we hope to do it again sometime.
All photos are by the extremely talented Patricia Haas (firstname.lastname@example.org)