Encounter #4 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.