A creative community

Officina Neukölln is run as a collective by a group of people working mainly in the visual arts with a focus on photography and filmmaking, as well as researchers, translators, writers, graphic designers or music producers. Sharing more than a space is essential to us. We want to get together for a good meal, to create synergies as well as moments! Each of us is involved in the organization of the space and public events. It’s a place for interaction and sharing, where the skills and personality of each contribute to make Officina Neukölln a unique and creative place.

If you are interested in renting a desk, please contact us via our contact form.

Collective shop

Through our collective shop, we aim to promote and support the work of our community.

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Artist residency
Lorenza Manfredi

Lorenza Manfredi

Lorenza is an architect and urban researcher. She is conducting a joint PhD project at the TU Berlin and IUAV University of Venice. With Greta Colombo she runs the landscape architecture and art practice Stellepolari. Together with Claudia Castrone she founded Officina in 2016.

Neda Ahmadi

Neda Ahmadi

Neda is an Iranian animation director/artist living and working in Berlin. Born in 1984 in Tehran, she studied costume and stage design for theatre at Art University of Tehran and later finished a master degree in Character animation at University of Arts London (2016). Since then she lives and works in Berlin. Her work influenced by easter European animation, evolved around themes such as mythology and music and moved towards subjects connected to social justice. She has been awarded by a grant from the Senate of Berlin for her latest short animated film in production. She joined Officina Neukölln as the second resident artist and never left.

Simon Ball

Simon Ball

Simon is an award winning film-maker and animator based in London and Berlin and with over ten years experience working across Film, Television and Commercial animation. As an artist, Simon's work investigates film and animation as experiential mediums. Many of his projects are inspired by urban spaces and how we relate to environments both physically and psychologically. His work has shown internationally in galleries, festivals and exhibitions including Tate Modern, Barbican London, Saatchi Gallery, The Singapore Biannual, Manchester Animation Festival, InterFilm Berlin and the London International Animation Festival to name a few.

Melanie Mussegg

Melanie Mussegg

Half Swiss, half Austrian and raised in Vienna, Melanie Mussegg was early on inspired by her father’s drawings, paintings and animated movies. Based in Berlin since 2012, Melanie specializes in character design, 2D animation and stop-trick films – preferably analog and handmade, and with a penchant for little things and big feelings. She has also been working as a graphic designer since 2007, with a focus on book design, while pursuing her twin passions in silkscreening and photography.

Julia Castel

Julia Castel

Julia was Officina’s first resident artist and is still part of the team. Although she is initially a multi-disciplinary designer (visual identities, spaces, websites and all kinds of printed matter), she loves to explore photography & illustration. She moved to Berlin in 2019 and joined our artist-in-residence program to develop her skills in fine art photography and cyanotype. She regularly conducts workshops in our space.

Édouard Richard

Édouard Richard

Édouard is a web application engineer in data journalism and interactive storytelling from France. For the last few years he has built tools for news agencies at Sourcefabric after making interactive storytelling and data driven investigations at Journalism++. He works now as a freelancer and among others projects conceives and develops a learning platform that uses music to teach general knowledge to children.

Christian Stoss

Christian Stoss

Christian is a freelance art director, UX/UI designer and illustrator based in Berlin. He loves to design digital experiences, editorials and corporate designs. He loves typography, to illustrate and to create great visuals whatsoever.

Nadja Brendel

Nadja Brendel

Nadja specializes in the fields of graphic design, video/photo production and project management. With her agency "Vielformat - Diversity in Medien" she aims to show people without any discrimination. Her focus is on diversity, LGBTQI*, sustainability and sustainable design. Her latest project “Place2be Berlin” is a LGBTQ* campaign to support LGBTQ* tourism in Berlin.

Loïc Nogues

Loïc Nogues

Loïc is a freelance web developer from France. He is the guy behind our website!

Joshua Lang

Joshua Lang

Joshua is a freelance translator from the US. A graduate of the translation and interpreting school ITIRI, located in Strasbourg, France, his regular projects span a variety of domains and include the translation of the annual Photobook published by the French photography magazine Fisheye.

Maéva Caron

Maéva Caron

After several years spent in Paris exploring the many facets of the photo and video industry (photo and event producer for a fashion magazine, photographer's agent, production coordinator and music video producer for a production company...), Maéva moved to Berlin in 2015 to work as a freelancer. Through producing and writing, she now supports creative personalities and brings their artistic projects to life. She also takes time to explore her own passions, such as analogue photography.

Joe London

Joe London

Born in London and now based in Berlin, Joe works in audio marketing, production and engineering. As a drum & bass producer and DJ, he is also known under the name PRTCL (pronounced “Protocol”). He is part of Humanoid, a Berlin-based drum & bass and techno collective.

Lore Ameel

Lore Ameel

Lore is an architect and illustrator from Leuven, Belgium. She studied architecture both in her home town and in France, before moving to Brussels for urbanism studies and for the start of her architectural career. The focus in her work has been on spatial quality, ecological materials and narratives in projects. Since 2015 she’s been living in Berlin, a city that fascinates her because of its density of history, experiences and scenarios. Besides her job as an architect, she has focused these past few years on her art skills and on the human scale in and around the architecture field.

Alina Frey

Alina Frey

Alina works in a humanitarian organization, developing and supporting projects with refugees and smaller migrant organizations in Germany. She is also doing a Master in Peace and Conflict Studies, writing a thesis that focuses on the artistic practices of migrants in Berlin, specifically of those who came to the city in the course of the revolutions in Arab countries in the last years. She conducts research on affectivity and translocal solidarity. Her goal is to connect activism, academia and artistic practices. In parallel, she also does analogue photography.

Marie Mathilde

Marie Mathilde

Marie is a young artist from Denmark, living in Berlin since 2020 and studying Comparative Literature. She writes short stories, makes drawings, video performances and does sculptures from salted dough, candy, chains and white clay. She draws her inspiration from fairytales, mythologies, cuteness and horror.

Lily Cummings

Lily Cummings

Lily is a photographer and director from the US, shooting with an emphasis on the intimate and the cinematic. She’s a supporter of diversity and female empowerment in both editorial and commercial media. She is currently based in Berlin and working between Europe and New York.