"Heimat" in the Intercultural Dialogue
An "Open Space" Process of the EU Cultural Project for Intercultural Dialogue in Graz in October 2008
"Open Space" was a public event during the EU Cultural Project for Intercultural Dialogue in Graz on 12th October 2008. Prof. Raymond Saner facilitated this intercultural dialogue around the theme - Heimat, a German expression for the bounded-ness of people by their birth, their childhood, their language and their early experiences. Heimat in this sense constitutes the roots of one's identity and belonging. An intercultural dialogue on the theme of Heimat allows exploration of the collective consciousness of cultural belonging and social interactions with the "other".