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Creative Engagement – BCO Photo Berlin

Art Acumen are delighted to be partnering with British Council of Offices for their 2018 conference in Berlin.

BCO Photo Berlin is an Instagram based photography competition for all BCO delegates, devised and run by Art Acumen.  We will be inviting the delegates to take photographs of Berlin (inside and out) over the course of the weekend capturing the themes:


BCO and Art Acumen will be promoting the best of the entries throughout the conference across all channels with the competition being judged in full by a select panel, spanning the photographic, cultural and architectural worlds. Winners of each category will be announced on the BCO website following the conference, and prizes will be awarded at a later BCO event.

The judges 

Katrina Kostic Samen, KKS Founding Partner, BCO Senior Vice President 

Katrina has built a practice which is a recognised leader in workplace strategy and interior architecture, reflected in many achievements and awards over the last 15 years. Katrina’s belief in pushing boundaries, striving for excellence, and expanding the professional body for commercial offices is represented in her fundamental principle: Be Creative, Add Value, Have Fun!

Michael Pritchard, CEO of Royal Photographic Society 

Michael is Chief Executive of the Royal Photographic Society, an educational charity with Royal Charter founded in 1853. Prior to this he was a Director at Christie’s, where he was the international business director and member of the senior management team.

Grant Smith, Leading photographer 

Grant Smith has an extensive knowledge of London’s architecture and is commissioned by all sectors of the industry including design companies, magazines, architects, contractors and engineers. His body of work includes some of the world’s iconic structures: the Pont de Normandie, second Severn Crossing, the Sydney Harbour tunnel, the Millennium Bridge, the Millennium Dome and the Gherkin in London. He is currently photographing London’s newest skyscraper, The Scalpel.

Stuart Redler – Award winning photographer

Working exclusively and black in white, Stuart Redler photographs buildings from all over the world. He has received many awards, including six from the Association of Photographers, who awarded him a Gold Medal in 2000 for his portfolio of Architectural Images. He has also received Graphis, PDN New York and Communication Arts Awards, amongst others. As well as appearing in various private collections, his work is included in the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery in London and has been exhibited at the V&A Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Catherine Thomas – Art Acumen Founder

Catherine is the creator of #BCOPhotoBerlin and Managing Director of Art Acumen, a consultancy providing art services to corporate, public and private clients. They specialise in curating and commissioning art collections, devising bespoke creative projects and place-making through public art programmes. For the past 16 years Catherine has delivered visionary art strategies and inspirational art commissions for many corporate, public and private clients, building a formidable portfolio and excellent reputation.

Elissaveta Marinova – Editor at OnOffice

Editor at OnOffice. Born in Bulgaria, raised in Morocco, “matured” in the UK, Elissaveta is Editor for OnOffice. Her career started in the field of architecture and design where she developed a talent for creative thinking and an eye for aesthetics. In 2014, she found her calling in design journalism.

Apr 10th, 2018

By Catherine Thomas

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