THE SHAPE OF US is an innovative and pioneering political education project that explores the potential (and limitations) that virtual reality has to offer political education. The project centers around a full-body VR experience, THE SHAPE OF US, which was developed in cooperation with the Dutch game studio MONOBANDA. It aims to address both the emotional, affective level of learning (the VR experience) and the cognitive level (website and accompanying materials). THE SHAPE OF US moved into a hands-on research phase in fall 2020 and the team has worked in collaboration with partners from both formal and non-formal educational practice as well as alongside the Embodied Learning Lab in Cologne to bring the experience to different settings. In November 2020, THE SHAPE OF US was showcased in a beta version for the very first time at the DokLeipzig premiere and has been in development ever since. The official release took place on December 1, 2021.