a designer - learning “journeys” explorer
an acrobat - architect
an author - art conservator
a culinary expert - product designer
introduce you to new mind blowing fields
The Periplus Workshops are run by Dimitris Skourogiannis, a multidisciplinary
designer and lifelong advocate of design’s ability to change things for the better.
He is a firm believer that creativity is a unique potential, hidden amongst human capabilities
waiting to properly nourished and dynamically flourish and that the future belongs to those
who can finally see beyond the obvious.
In his continuous effort to further communicate these beliefs through enhanced education
initiatives, he has founded and directed for many years the first Product Design School
in Greece in collaboration with Middlesex University.
Among consulting many institutions and companies on design, creativity thinking
and potential in the Mediterranean, UK and elsewhere, he has also been one of the main
external creative partners of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, a communication consultant
to the Acropolis Museum, publisher of the award-winning international magazine
«Multidisciplinary NTIZAIN», the retail network director of the Benaki Museum, director
of the MENTIS Yarn manufactory-Center for the preservation of traditional textile techniques
and founder of a pioneering Innovation Lab, connecting young designers to industry.
He has also been design curator for a number of years for the TEDxAcademy,
the Singularity University and design mentor for various University programs.
On September 2015 he was a TEDx Academy speaker on Design Thinking.
He is leading the Periplus Workshops with a team of creative partners coming
from a great variety of fields and whose inspiring visions may enrich and further expand
the workshop’s immersively creative experience. By constantly exploring uncharted waters,
they are searching for new lands on peoples’ ideas.
Choosing isolated and inspiring places of unique character and following pioneering
approaches in an intensive weekly program, they aim to build an authentically new holistic
character for creative seasonal workshops.