Looking to find a platform where he could realize his visions for alternative living, Dimitri Hegemann started to become active in the Berlin music scene, organizing festivals, opening stores and running clubs. Together with some friends he opened the legendary techno club Tresor in 1988 and in 2007 moved the club to an abandoned power plant in the middle of Berlin. The so called Kraftwerk Berlin is now home for art events of all genres. In 2012 he launched a community organization called Happy Locals, & another called the Academy for Subcultural Understanding. The Happy Locals is a group made up of Berlin-based organizations, which help make alternative projects happen.