About

We empower people to create sustainable futures through the democratization of technology.

Mission

Metabolic Foundation is a participatory action organization with the mission to empower people with the resources and creative confidence to work towards a better future, leveraging education and technology to take on the challenges of our time.

Objectives

Collaboration

Collaborating with existing grassroots initiatives in local communities.

Technology

Identifying and democratizing technologies that address common needs.

Entrepreneurship

Stimulating social and environmental entrepreneurship.

Pilots

Co-developing pilots that test community-focused solutions.

Resources

Publishing resources that support the spread of small-scale sustainability.

Community solutions

Co-creating nodes for community initiatives and localized innovation.

Philosophy

Our philosophy is guided by 6 key principles:

Inclusive

An inclusive process which involves women and other marginalized groups, and promotes stakeholder participation on every level.

Locally-rooted

A participatory process that promotes ownership and functionality, and responds to community needs

Circular

Advanced environmental responsibility in design, production, use, and end-of-use.

Inclusive

An inclusive process which involves women and other marginalized groups, and promotes stakeholder participation on every level.

Locally-rooted

A participatory process that promotes ownership and functionality, and responds to community needs

Circular

Advanced environmental responsibility in design, production, use, and end-of-use.

Holistic

Taking an integrated and systemic approach to addressing challenges, and incorporating environmental, social, economic, and long-term perspectives.

Accessible

Using do-it-yourself and open-source designs that can be adapted, hacked, or tweaked to meet local needs.

Replicable

Fusing an entrepreneurial approach with open-source knowledge to facilitate scalability and replicability in other parts of the world.

Holistic

Taking an integrated and systemic approach to addressing challenges, and incorporating environmental, social, economic, and long-term perspectives.

Accessible

Using do-it-yourself and open-source designs that can be adapted, hacked, or tweaked to meet local needs.

Replicable

Fusing an entrepreneurial approach with open-source knowledge to facilitate scalability and replicability in other parts of the world.

Story

People

Metabolic Foundation has a diverse team that is tied together by shared vision of a world in which communities can access the tools and knowledge they need to shape a better future through technology, innovation and action.

Friends and Partners

We join forces with a number of local, regional, and global organizations to pursue a shared mission of a people-led transition to a sustainable and equitable economic system.

Governance

Board

Eva Gladek

Tony Sevold

Joost Saris

Chris Monaghan_Metabolic

Chris Monaghan

Christie Mettes_Metabolic Foundation

Christie Mettes

Policy

Current project funding

  • UNESCO
  • Aruba Futura Foundation

Current in-kind support

  • Monumentenfonds
  • University of Aruba
  • Biblioteca Nacional Aruba

Past project funding

  • Stimuleringsfonds
  • UNOCA
  • BankGiro Loterij Fonds

Past in-kind support

  • Ateliers ‘89
  • Academy of Fine Art and Design Aruba
  • Serlimar

Donations

  • Metabolic
  • Setar
  • Crowdfunding (Voordekunst + Generosity)
  • MetaCorp
  • Rotary Club of Aruba

Current project funding

UNESCO
Aruba Futura Foundation

Current in-kind support

Monumentenfonds
University of Aruba
Biblioteca Nacional Aruba

Past project funding

Stimuleringsfonds
UNOCA
BankGiro Loterij Fonds

Past in-kind support

Ateliers ‘89
Academy of Fine Art and Design Aruba
Serlimar

Donations

Metabolic Setar Crowdfunding (Voordekunst + Generosity) MetaCorp Rotary Club of Aruba

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