Alexandre Fernandes Filho, Founding Director

I’m a cultural entrepreneur driven by social and environmental justice. As one of the leaders of the Museu do Amanha, in Rio de Janeiro, I collaborated with the development of several inclusive educational experiences that informed, inspired and invited people to act for a more prosperous and sustainable future. I established MOTI with the goal of scaling up these experiences, engaging and empowering even more people through different projects and partnerships around the world.

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Raul Corrêa-Smith, Content Director

With a background in architecture (as a teacher and designer) I seek to be involved in and to help spark, projects that try to imagine new futures, that ask what-if questions, regarding the ways in which we live and inhabit this planet. As Content Director at MOTI I look to fulfill these aspirations, to collectively envision futures and challenge our assumptions about the present. This collective envisioning requires diverse and creative forms of cultural exchange, via conversations and collaborations that can lead to initiatives, exhibitions, and campaigns. My role at MOTI is to assist these collective efforts aimed at sparking our imagination towards positive and inclusive cultural transformation, through planetary narratives that promote prosperous futures for humans, and non-humans alike.

Gaia Temin, Project Coordinator

I’m a communicator at heart and an Executive Assistant for MOTI. My primary goal here is to ensure that MOTI’s projects get all executed according to plan. Daily helping the team succeed, I joined MOTI inspired by my belief that everyone can do their part in making the world a better place, where people can live in harmony with nature and each other.

Isaque Seneda, Design & Strategy

As a design and strategy intern, I am constantly collaborating with the team by identifying business opportunities, while artistically planning and implementing those strategies with storytelling. I believe that creativity, in the most limitless sense of the word, is the skill of the future.

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Ana Paula Teixeira, Project Assistant

Eager to contribute to making transformational agendas feasible, I add to MOTI’s team by bringing in experience in the public and cultural sectors. As Project Assistant, I am involved in the programs developed in Brazilian territory and expect to facilitate ideas that tackle contemporary challenges with solution-driven strategies. Innate researcher and mediator, I have a passion for complex issues that demand structured thinking, gathering and conceptualizing information.

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Katja Täubert, Project Assistant

With the background of Urban Planning and Marketing, I have worked with different civil society organizations as a campaigner for sustainable transportation and as spokesperson for Active Mobility, advocating the concepts such as Cities for People. With MOTI I am co-creating BIKE TO THE FUTURE, an integrated communication and advocacy project to promote cycling culture and cycling infrastructure in Brazil. Cities should become places that support all people’s aspiration for well-being and happiness. Which means nothing less than seeking a paradigm shift away from the urban built ideologies of colonialism, capitalism, racism and sexism, structurally discriminating many. Land use and public space design play an important role in that agenda. Cycling is freedom and samba my favourite music.

Huub Monincx, Financials & Accounting

I am financial controller who is passionate about arts history and heritage conservation. Next year, I will start my Masters in conversation and restoration at the University of Amsterdam in partnership with the Rijksmuseum. At MOTI, I am responsible to keep financials and accounting on track, while providing guidance on Dutch legal and tax matters.