About US

Hey there, let us introduce ourselves!

The Berlin Kreativ Kollektiv is a fast-growing non-profit support network for Berlin-based design. We aim to promote creative objects by helping Berlin-based artists and makers develop their brands, strengthen their skills and expand their network. We do this through social media promotion, resource databases, educational workshops and public events.

The strength of the Berlin Kreativ Kollektiv stems from the strong bonds and friendships that our members have formed, and from recognising the value of working together to share our knowledge, experiences, and advice.

We also partner with organisations including Etsy and coopolis GmbH and campaign with local government branches to work to bring about real and significant changes for Berlin creatives.

What we believe in

 

It’s simple: we believe in the power of Berlin’s creative community.  We believe that knowledge is something to share, not something to hide. We believe that creativity isn’t a hobby, it’s a way of life.

By understanding that the creative community is stronger when we work together, we know we can achieve far more when united than we ever could alone.  All independent creatives deserve the chance to succeed, and we understand the importance of feeling like you’re not in this by yourself.  All this is why the BKK is dedicated to providing a warm, welcoming and supportive environment to creative individuals across Berlin, and to helping them reach their full potential.

Our team

The BKK is an organisation for creatives, run by creatives. Meet the team and get to know their stories.

Emma Wood

Emma Wood

President

Emma is a British-American weaver who moved to Berlin in 2011.  She loves all things textiles and is constantly looking for challenging projects that allow her to explore new elements of weaving.

When not behind the loom, Emma oversees all activities of the BKK. As president she acts as the face and voice of BKK and is also our visionary mind, constantly contributing fresh ideas.

emma@berlinkreativkollektiv.com

Annemarie Schumacher

Annemarie Schumacher

Project Manager

Annemarie teaches regular workshops on drawing and creativity, and has her own brand of illustrated goods featuring faces from popular culture.

She acts as Vice-President and is also the Project Manager of the BKK keeping an overview of all tasks, deadlines and visions from the team members making sure nothing gets lost.

annemarie@berlinkreativkollektiv.com
Eva Zahneißen

Eva Zahneißen

Secretary

Eva is a jewellery maker and freelance graphic designer. She sees the spectacular and joyful in the ordinary and turns it into colourful pieces of art.

She also serves as the BKK’s Secretary being a welcoming voice for new members, enquiries and questions as well as being responsible for handling paper work and making sure everything is stored where it should be.

eva@berlinkreativkollektiv.com

Iris Pohlgeers

Iris Pohlgeers

Relations Manager

Iris loves good design and has a special skill for finding vintage mid-century treasures that she sells through her brand Le Kosmos Berlin. In addition, she offers her specialist knowledge in project management by working as a business coach for creative entrepreneurs.

As Relations Manager, Iris is responsible for acting as the BKK spokesperson with external organisations, and for building relationships with our partners.

iris@berlinkreativkollektiv.com

 

Pablo Moura Letts

Pablo Moura Letts

Treasurer

Pablo is a photographer, ceramist and over-all maker who enjoys playing with different production processes and pushing boundaries.

He serves as Treasurer, working his magic with numbers and taking care of the financial health of the BKK.

finanzen@berlinkreativkollektiv.com

 

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