the only way you can make a difference,
is through finding what makes you authentic
Immerse yourself in a unique
and intense "creative only" voyage
Periplus Workshops intends opening new possibilities for local communities. Through inviting
a selected group of creative international thinkers, to locally exploit the unseen potential of
Material Culture and to further improve everyday life. By generating contents that relate to people
and challenge their perception. In parallel, exploring ways to further diffuse this knowledge
towards all sides of local stakeholders and trigger new mindset building.
Participants will have the opportunity to develop a main creative project, while being encouraged to find
original approaches through explorations in various parallel fields, question the rules and voice the most
unconventional concepts by constantly pushing the boundaries of creativity and experimentation at
the highest possible level towards all directions. A number of inventively approached technique studios
are used as introduction to unlock creative confidence for the main weekly theme challenge. The conclusion for the week project is an open exhibition and direct presentation from the participants, staged in the nearby village center.
The aim of this week long experimentation is to give yourself a chance to work closely with material treasures which are hidden in nature and to unveil unknown potentials through unconventionally re-approached
hand-made techniques. Inspirationally engaged within an incredible mediterranean environment ripe
During the workshops, participants work alternatively on their own individual tasks, or in small
groups building interactive experiences. The workshop’s nurturing and playful atmosphere
will purposefully embrace this togetherness, which finally enhances individual originality.
All the necessary tools and materials to turn ideas and design concepts into reality,
will be provided in the specially prepared and fully equipped facilities or will be available
to be carried on the field if required.
The spirit of wild improvisation and finding unexpected ways to deal with complex thinking
through basic means, is a must for the workshop’s philosophy.
The carefully built holistic approach of the week long experience, completes with a continuously changing
variety of body activities, culinary experimentation and improvised treasured moments. Like a productive
picnic among olive trees, an inventive fun excursion at the mile long beach, a traditional village dinner
by the sea rocks and more seductive surprises to be revealed on location.
Find yourself stimulated through exploring the meaningful relationship between
nature and balance in mind, body and creative outcome.
Do I need to be a designer, architect or artist to attend a workshop?
No, everyone is invited to participate in the workshops.
Is there a selection taking place?
Yes, due to the strictly limited posts available and looking forward for the higher possible level of
results to take place, a selection has to be made. Primarily based to the expressed strong interest
of someone to take meaningful part into the process and scopes that the Periplus workshops
want to bring in place. For more information please go to our Booking page.
What is included in the price of a workshop week?
The full tuition for all main and supplementary studios, 7 days (6 nights) accommodation in shared double/triple rooms, all shared meals on location and during the outside visits, full necessary materials and tools and complete extra events and activities are included. Local transportations, necessary for the program
within the week, are also included but not the travel expenses to reach the place.
How long is the daily program?
As the participation mentality into the workshops is holistic, the participants are required to follow the full daily
program on all the chosen locations.
What is the workshop language?
English is the language for all the activities.
What is the number of participants in each workshop?
Due to the intense and exclusively holistic approach of the workshops, the number of participants
is limited to around 14.
How can I get to Mani, the 2022 workshop's location?
For detailed information please check the Trip Planning section. We organize a shuttle bus
every Sunday early afternoon from the Kalamata International airport and from Kalamata KTEL
bus station to our location. Our staff will be at the airport or KTEL bus station to escort you
to the shuttle bus. The shuttle leaves back on Saturday midday and drops you off at the airport
or at the bus station. If you are driving your own car, please contact us directly for the details
that best suit your case. Signs will guide you to the Periplus Workshops location
as soon as you arrive in the area.
Are there any means of local transportation?
There is a periodic public transportation between our location in Mani and other surrounding towns.
If you need, you can always book a taxi here. Or rent a bike or car from Kardamyli the closest town.
How much do the workshops cost?
For updated information please go to our Booking page.
What is the payment schedule?
You may find more regarding the payment schedule in our Booking page.
Can I book a place in more than one workshop?
Yes. For more information please go to our Booking page.
Is it possible for participants to attend the workshop with friends or family members?
Yes you are welcomed to attend with fellow colleagues, friends, or family members. But as there is only
a strictly limited number of places available, all participants have to take active part in the full program.