Since 2018 POCHEN has been telling stories about the past, present and future. Every two years, the POCHEN Biennial is dedicated to topics that have a lasting impact on the people of the region and Germany. In order to build on the success of the 2018 exhibition debut and to further sharpen the festival’s profile, we organized an international symposium in 2019 together with representatives of our European partner festivals, network partners and top performers from art, science, technology and society. Lectures, workshops, explorations and public exhibitions and performances put us in the mood for the upcoming POCHEN Biennale 2020. The curatorial advisory board for the exhibition in autumn 2020 is made up of the Chemnitz artist Olaf Bender (Label Raster) and the established curator and art historian Sabine Maria Schmidt.