All(e) in Berlin: A City in Words

Some letters are written for a special someone. Some are written for a special somewhere. Join us as we walk to locations made famous in the Weimar era, read the words of famous British women writers to see what enchanted them about 1920s Berlin, and explore the city from a new perspective.

"Homesick we are, and always, for another / And different world.” (Sackville-West, Vita. "The Garden.")

One can indeed have more than one home. With the memories of the different worlds encountered over one’s lifetime echoing in one's mind, even an unfamiliar city can become a safe space, just for an instant. Berlin has been a home for many foreign-born artists over the years. Travel back in time with us to the Weimar era and walk through the streets of the city to learn why 1920s Berlin attracted many British women writers. Listen to excerpts from the love letters of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, and to Alix Strachey’s ups and downs in Berlin through her correspondence with her husband. As we read these works through our contemporary perspective, take part in unveiling some of the layers of the Berlin palimpsest to reveal its most vivacious period."

Meeting point: Humboldt Satellit im Ehrenhof, Hauptgebäude Humboldt-Universität zu Berliln

Event in English.

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf

(© Beresford)


Anmeldung für den Spaziergang "All(e) in Berlin" am 01.07.2022, 16 Uhr




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Fri 01.07.2022, 4 pm
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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Ehrenhof, Hauptgebäude
Unter den Linden 6
10117 Berlin

Participation is free of charge, registration is requested.

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