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The German language contains two words for ‘home’. ‘Zuhause’ is the place where one lives and goes ‘home’ to. ‘Heimat’ does not necessarily refer to a physical place but the yearning for a deep-rooted feeling of connection and trust. While the sense of ‘Heimat’ is evoked by memories and nostalgia, thus experienced passively, creating a ‘Zuhause’ can be regarded as the act of dwelling and the construction of a warm, sheltered place where one belongs to and finds comfort and peace. ‘Longing & Belonging’ is about delving into those two physical and emotional places one calls ‘home’.
Prof. Stefan Bufler