Get to know the minds behind the Berlin Kreativ Kollektiv
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, and also acts as Joint-Treasurer. She is also one of the project leaders for the Makers Matter project.
Mia is an American-born potter who specializes in modern functionalware and curious utilitarian objects. She is interested in the methods & imagination behind folk art, and seeks to sculpt the visual culture of everyday goods.
Mia acts as Vice-President, Joint-Treasurer and event organizer for BKK. She is excited about building the BKK community and empowering other Makers.
Céline Pelé is a French costumer and textile artist from Paris. Since she moved to Berlin in 2014 she specialised in break-down and dyeing, and developed her label of screenprinted eco-friendly goods. Nature is her endless source of inspiration.
She is also the secretary of the Kollektiv, giving the BKK a physical address as well as being a welcoming voice for new members, enquiries and questions.
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.
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 Communications Manager, where she is responsible for handling the digital face of the Kollektiv and is also the unofficial translator for all things German.
Annemarie teaches regular workshops on drawing and creativity, and has her own brand of illustrated goods featuring faces from popular culture.
As Education Manager for the BKK, Annemarie fills the vital role of curating and managing an extensive range of workshops that range anywhere from mastering social media and design software basics to understanding the German accounting system. Annemarie is also one of the project leaders for the Makers Matter project.
Lera is a toy designer and the entrepreneur behind blog and brand Abracadabra. She believes in integrating art and storytelling into play, and in helping children explore the universes of their mind.
Within the BKK, Lera serves as PR manager, where she is responsible for handling all press-related queries and communications.
Social Media Manager
Monika is self-taught textile artist specializing in weaving, macramé and botanical dyeing. Most recently she has also launched Plant Circle, bringing rare and exotic plants to the homes of Berlin.
As Social Media Manager for the BKK, Monika is responsible for all official social media channels, and for creating exciting campaigns to help raise awareness of the BKK’s broad range of work.