Since their establishment, Platform TU has become a significant player on the cultural map of Ukraine. Their values and themes of interest include diversity, tolerance, inclusivity, social equality, fighting violence, gender sensitivity, memory and commemorative practices, freedom of self-expression, local identity, right to the public space, and decommunization. For instance, their project "Decom" reflects on Soviet nostalgia, communist past and so-called "decommunisation" process in Ukraine with exhibition on communist symbolism and propaganda. Art-residencies "Z.mist" in Mariupol are aimed to explore the multiple identities of Mariupol and the city image. Their creative public actions are known for vivid performances addressing acute social problems in militaristic conservative city.
Since Mariupol is near to the military frontline, progressive initiatives of Platform TU oftentimes meet disapproval of ultra-right nationalists. Hate speech and fascist graffiti, broken windows and shooting, harsh attacks of teenage concert and public actions – TU has suffered a lot for supporting gender equality, LGBTQ+ rights and promoting diversity. Still they keep fighting discrimination, stereotypes, and inequality, believing that Ukraine has only one way towards democratic, free, diverse and tolerant future. Their motto is: "Everything that works for developing culture works against war".