URBAN issue e.V. (Ui) was concieved as a free space in the city. It was a space where the banal and the ingenious had equal expression, a space for experiment rather than proven quality.

The space was run by a group of changing people, the structure was based on coincidence without consensus.

During its two-year existence from 1997 to 1999 (abruptly ended by the gentrification of the building), a wide and various programme of events and exhibitions was presented to an audience of people interested in discourse about cities.