Who are we?

We illuminate new planetary narratives, inspiring people and organisations to start creating futures that are trust driven and sustainable for all.

MOTI, short for Museum of Tomorrow International, was born within the Museu do Amanhã in Rio de Janeiro to develop international cultural projects guided by the museum's values: Sustainability and Conviviality. Currently we are based in Amsterdam and registered under Dutch law as a Foundation.

What do we do?

We create cultural and educational projects that cultivate a fresh point of view on sustainability and that nurture the belief in a new planetary regenerative system.

In our projects we adopt UNESCO’s Futures Literacy framework to advance the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Given the formidable socio-ecological challenges we face today, MOTI is dedicated to contributing to a more futures literate society.

Global Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) serve as an urgent call for action by all countries, companies, citizens and organizations. The SDGs understand that ending poverty and other deprivations goes together with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests, all focusing on creating global partnerships.

What is Futures Literacy?

Futures Literacy is the capability to use different images and ideas about the future to help present decision-making. It has been disseminated internationally through the Futures Literacy Framework methodology (FLF) developed by Riel Miller, head of Futures Literacy at UNESCO. Importantly, it is not about the accuracy of predictions but about understanding why and how anticipatory assumptions lead people to different images of the future. Moreover, how those assumptions influence today’s decisions and tomorrow’s construction.