The Starting Point: Dortmund

The project seminar explores how Hip Hop has established itself as a transnational youth culture in a variety of contexts in the Ruhr Area. Because our seminar is based in Dortmund, students took the city as a starting point for their investigations. They approached local emcees at the DO-City Cypher, visited friends who are active in various elements of the scene, or interviewed salespeople in local street wear stores.

No doubt, Dortmund has a vibrant Hip Hop scene which includes DJing, emceeing, graffiti, b-boying, beatboxing, fashion, etc. Which ones do you know? Sound off in the comments section and help us build our own Hip Hop Map of Dortmund!