PostHeimat is a continuously developing and progressing network in the field of performing arts, addressing the topics of migration, refuge, identity, multilingualism, and power structures within artistic practices and institutions.
PostHeimat was established in 2018 by the artistic groups BOAT PEOPLE PROJEKT (Göttingen), COLLECTIVE MA’LOUBA (Mülheim an der Ruhr), EXIL ENSEMBLE (Berlin), HAJUSOM (Hamburg), OPEN BORDER ENSEMBLE (Munich) and RUHRORTER (Mülheim an der Ruhr). More artists, groups, institutions, and researchers are becoming part of the network.
PostHeimat supports artistic exchange and provides information across the performing arts by creating frameworks for collaboration and organising Encounters with spaces for artistic performances, discussions, panels, and research.
PostHeimat seeks to empower performing arts collectives, artists, producers, researchers, and institutions to work in solidarity.
PostHeimat is rethinking and questioning the performing arts field through an intersectional approach.
PostHeimat’s understanding of diversity discourse is not only based on the idea of race and background but refers to Kimberlé Crenshaw’s coined term of “Intersectionality” (1986). It has become one of the most influential terms in the discourse of social justice and in terms of identity politics. Each person is shaped by many intersectional parameters – for example by social status, ethnicity, faith, gender, sexual orientation, age, spoken languages, and cultural background.
PostHeimat acknowledges that we are living in post-migrant societies.
PostHeimat aims to question the structural hierarchies of German theatre, to reduce discrimination and racism within theatre institutions as well as to shape their programmes and productions.
PostHeimat seeks to bring together and share information regarding intersectional trainings and workshops through an ongoing exchange.
PostHeimat is open to artists, producers, groups, theatre institutions and researchers to cooperate, to steadily enrich the network, and to connect with related initiatives.