The Dortmunder U shows artworks from 20th and 21st centuries, develops innovative concepts of cultural education in the digital age, initiates partnerships between art and science, and cooperates with different players in the context of creative industries. As a centre of international caliber in North Rhine-Westphalia it is a partner for regional as well as international projects and collaborates with other international institutions in the interdisciplinary field. The “U” will embody an innovative practice at the intersection of art, research, creativity, cultural education and economy.
It is a public place for research and study as well as for the experience and the discourse over art, media and today’s culture for all citizens and ages. The “U” is based on a cooperation of diverse users of the U-Tower building: the Museum Ostwall, the Hartware MedienKunstVerein, the Cultural Office of the City of Dortmund, the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, the TU Dortmund University, the European centre for creative economy (ecce) and the association U Cinema, operating the RWE Forum. Culinary offerings are provided for on the U7 floor by the restaurant View.