Dimitri Hegemann (DE)
Dimitri Hegemann, cultural force, researcher, and pioneer of subcultural spaces likes to deal with things that are different. Milestones of his work include the non-conformist Atonal Festival, the development of the Berlin Tresor Club, and the import of the new music of the time from Detroit, called "techno". In recent years, spatial researcher Hegemann has devoted himself to forgotten industrial spaces and alternative urban development: the transformation of ruins and vacancies into lively cultural spaces is his strategy for new, modern, and prosperous creative industries and productive jobs. In 2012, he founded the consulting agency "Happy Locals", together with Annette Ochs, which develops strategies for small and large communities that are affected by migration in Germany and abroad.