Institut for (X) Design People Urban space Civic Action Music You?

Institut for (X) is a culture, business and education platform founded in 2009. It is an independent and not-for-profit culture association arising from citizen initiatives. We are located at Godsbanen in the centre of Aarhus, Denmark

Members of Institut for (X)


Active Members


Studios & Workshops


Creative Businesses






At Institut for (X) we strive to make the best possible neighborhood for all.
Facilitate and enhance cultural activities, combining artistic creativity with business, public debate and public education.
A dynamic organisation and a laboratory for urban experiments, where initiatives grow organically. 


Everyone at Institut for (X) pay a membership and organise through neighbourhood meetings.
The administration is reduced to an absolute minimum, and everybody are janitors. The platform produces events and products of cultural and commercial nature, with an estimated yearly turnover of DKK 20 mill.

Contact us

X marks the spot

Institut for X luftfoto 2019, institut for (X)

The A-Building
(meeting place & venue)


Aarhus School of Architecture
(under construction)

Skate spot

Culture Square
(the garden)

Gun School (Office)

Main path
(the red path)

The E-Building

The C-Building

Container City
Workshops & Businesses


Kjålleren (Kiosk)

Watch video

New Neighbor
(Aarhus School of Architecture)

Onsite Gallery

Institut for X ikon

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