How to be happy in Berlin? An eponymous 1929 English guide told visitors from all around the world what to do in order to find happiness in this buzzing new metropolis that rivalled London and Paris. As the anniversary of the 1920s approaches, we invite you to map the presence of English writers such as Virginia Woolf, Christopher Isherwood and W.H. Auden in Berlin’s cosmopolitan cafés, famous scientific institutes, avant-garde cinemas and seedy cabarets.

Literaturhaus Berlin presents the meeting places of the lively cultural scene of the time, including Romanisches Café and Eldorado Cabaret, where British visitors held debates and wrote, drank and partied. An immersive sound installation recreates the soundscape of Isherwood’s Berlin.

Literaturhaus Berlin

usomo von FRAMED immersive projects
Sound System, Spatial Audio Production and Sound Design

David Nagel and Raby-Florence Fofana
Exhibition Design

Literaturhaus Berlin

16 June to 31 July 2021

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