Dimitri Hegemann

Speaker

Dimitri Hegamann is renowned for his visionary contributions to global electronic music scenes.

Born in 1954 in West Berlin, Hegemann's journey began with a profound passion for music and an insatiable curiosity for the avant-garde. In 1988, he co-founded the groundbreaking techno club Tresor in the heart of Berlin's then-divided city, providing a haven for underground artists and electronic music enthusiasts. Hegemann's influence extended beyond the club scene. He played a pivotal role in revitalizing Berlin's post-reunification landscape, championing the transformation of abandoned spaces into thriving cultural hubs.

His innovative spirit led to the establishment of various ventures, including the Atonal Festival and the Tresor record label, further shaping Berlin's identity as a global epicenter of electronic music. Hegemann recognizes the power of night culture in inspiring micro-economies and supporting communities. He co-founded "Happy Locals," a consultancy fostering sustainable communities affected by migration. Hegemann also established the Tresor Foundation Berlin to protect cultural spaces and initiated the "Clubs for Germany" initiative. His latest project aims at The Academy of Subcultural Understanding to cultivate entrepreneurship and develop critical leaders through specialized education. As a cultural entrepreneur, Hegemann's legacy inspires generations of artists and creatives, embodying the ethos of innovation, resilience, and the relentless pursuit of artistic expression.