Visual of RetroFuture


An exhibition about the evolution of the future

This September our spaceship will transport you to RetroFuture. The Evoluon becomes a mirror to the past and portal to the future. We present an exhibition about humanity's eternal dreams of tomorrow. Does the future repeat itself?

Find the future in the past 

RetroFuture is the world's first major exhibition about the future of the past. What was strange, awkward and artificial yesterday is familiar or even natural today. Discover yesterday's visions that continue to shape tomorrow. The exhibition takes you through yesterday's future thinkers, dreamers and designers. The future is now!

Humans will always sketch a future with their rich imagination, knowledge and stories

future for thought

Future thinkers, who are they? It is the artists, designers, scientists, architects and thinkers who make tangible what others do not yet see. Changes and innovation are set in motion by people who believe that the world can be better or different. We have to look ahead, in order to decide what worlds we actually want to live in.

From Da Vinci's dream of flying, to a Space Age Jetpack. To Nostradamus predictions of the end of the Earth, to the Egyptians desire of eternal life. Which dreams have come true, and which have turned into a nightmare?

So, how did people envision today? Pandemics, wars, new technology and the extinction of species. Evolution goes on. Humans will always sketch a future with their rich imagination, knowledge and storytelling. What does today's future look like? Find future wisdom as we speculate on where the world is heading. Make yourself future proof!

When can you visit?

This fall the Evoluon will open its doors once more to the public with RetroFuture. The Evoluon first opened in 1966 as an educational technology museum. With RetroFuture, find an exhibition about how humans thought about the future in the past, through design, art and science. The future repeats itself!

Opening September 24th 2022 at the Evoluon in Eindhoven.

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