The MOTTE has served as an idea factory and active partner in the community since 1976. The MOTTE offers activities, courses and workshops to children, young people, and adults. The main focus of organization is promoting media expertise, cultural education, and projects focusing on career orientation. Interdisciplinary and international projects are implemented through various cooperative structures.
The MOTTE sees itself as a driving -force and intermediary in the development of the community. The community of Ottensen has developed from an area undergoing urban renewal area to one of the hippest neighbourhoods in Hamburg – the MOTTE actively accompanied and shaped this transformation. Civic planners are increasingly taking sociocultural conditions regarding children and youth culture into account.