As a new type of cultural centre, the ‘Dortmunder U’ combines art, research, cultural education and creativity. It is a sign of new beginnings and structural change in the Ruhr region. The interaction of the various cultural institutions and organisations in the U Tower building creates a programme that points beyond the borders of the city and the region and sets new impulses.
Exhibitions, film programmes, workshops, lectures, talks, concerts, club evenings, video and sound art as well as other event formats can be experienced. The ‘Dortmunder U’ is a nationally significant cultural institution with a systematic focus on digital culture and the digital transformation of the arts. Dortmunder U is part of the EU-project ‘T-Factor’: T-Factor’s mission is to boost radical new approaches to urban regeneration, www.t-factor.eu. The U also houses the storyLab kiU, an open laboratory of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts experimenting with new ways of digital storytelling through VR, AR and 3D video projections.