Encounter #07 took place from 23.09.21 to 26.09.21 in the context of the festival "Kultur der Vielfalt" festival in Mülheim an der Ruhr and marked the end of the three-year PostHeimat network and (for the time being, at least in this context) the last gathering of its representatives. Four days (in hybrid formats, both digital and online) of theater, performances, workshops and discourses were dedicated to the attempt to clarify the meaning of inter- and transcultural work. The different formats focused on the theme of curating in a diverse theater scene.
Encounter #06 could take place in the second summer of the Corona pandemic in Göttingen from July 12-14, 2021 in the venue of the boat people projekt WERKRAUM and test itself in both the digital and analog space with hybrid formats of coming together, exchange and art(reception).
Due to the global Corona pandemic in 2020 PostHeimat's Encounter #05 took place digitally October 29th - October 30th 2020 and was hosted by Hajusom, Hamburg.
Encounter #04 was organized and designed as an intensive gathering of the members and guests, building upon the processes of the previous encounter work meetings in Mülheim an der Ruhr and Munich and to continue discussing, exchanging and thinking collectively on meanings of intersectional diversity and post-colonialism, in relation to the ongoing shifting contexts in the German theater scene. The fourth Encounter of PostHeimat network was embedded within a broad public program and brought together professionals from the German speaking world, which came from Mülheim an der Ruhr, Göttingen, Berlin, Zurich and Hamburg.
Encounter #03 was organized as a first milestone within the process of structuring the PostHeimat Network since its official kick-off in March 2019. In continuation with the previous encounters, it was designed to continue discussing, exchanging and thinking collectively on meanings of intersectional diversity, inclusion, trans-culturalism, post-colonialism and racism in theater and in relation to the ongoing shifting context in Germany. It wanted to carve a space for concrete ways in reshaping those understandings to be generated and eventually inscribed in a more sustainable way in the German cultural policies agendas. The program of Encounter #03 was made up of different formats including performances programmed in the frame of the international Spielart Festival, collective working sessions, presentations and a discussion panel on representation in Theater and Cinema with invited guests.
Encounter #02 was a nationwide working meeting at the Theater an der Ruhr on the topics of flight, migration and diversity. The discussions revolved around how to influence the structural deficits of the German theater landscape, to reduce discrimination and racism within the theater institutions as well as to shape the programs and productions of German theaters in a more multi-faceted, intercultural and socially more representing way.
Encounter #01 also counts as the founding meeting of the PostHeimat theater network. At the Kammerspiele in Munich fundamental questions were discussed and have the individual theater groups presented to each other.