We are really excited to publish Elsewhere No.04 next week and to celebrate, we have organised an event in our hometown of Berlin for Wednesday 5 October. We decided to do something a little different for Elsewhere No.04, in keeping with the loose theme of cartography and maps that can be found within the pages of the journal. One of the map-related projects we highlight in Elsewhere No.04 is the series of tours known as London Trails. These are guided walks using old maps, and inspired by the idea we decided to do a historic map walk of our own.
The walk takes place at 5pm on 5 October, is free to join and open to anyone. We will be meeting inside Berlin Friedrichstraße station outside the Edeka supermarket, and from there we will make our way through the streets of north Mitte and into Wedding using a streetplan from 1902. Along the way we will pass traces of Berlin's cultural, industrial and political history, talk about the dramatic growth of the city in the second half of the 19th century, and specifically about the political, social and economic stories of Wedding. We will end the tour at one of our favourite breweries in Berlin, Vagabund, where we will have copies of the journal on sale. So even if you won't make the walk, come down to Vagabund where there will be a gathering of Elsewhere editors, contributors and readers... it would be great to see you.
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And if you can't be with us in Berlin, you can still be among the first to get your hands on the journal by ordering your copy directly from us now and we will send it out on the 28 September.