Federico Clavarino

4 - 8 July 2022

About the workshop

LABYRINTHS AND LABS Labyrinths are places we must find our way across. Laboratories are also places where we expect to make findings. Labyrinths and labs open up their own peculiar time and space, rather independently of what might be happening outside their walls. Yet we enter the labyrinth with our hopes to find our way out, and what one does in a laboratory would be fruitless if their discoveries weren’t put to test out in the open. They are places we enter with hope and expectation. In this five-day workshop on the island of Santorini, he will invite participants to adopt a labyrinthine working method by playing a game with him. Each of them is going to be assigned a starting point and a series of prompts along the way. These will incessantly lead the participants from our “laboratory” in Akrotiri to the “labyrinth” of Santorini and back again, until their project is completed and exhibited on the island. This workshop, though, is not so much about outcomes as it is about process and about opening up a space for experimentation, dialogue and debate. Participants will be invited to engage with each other’s works and exchange feedback. He will provide participants with indications, references, practical tools and theoretical inputs, as well as sharing with them his experience working with photographic projects.


4 – 8 July 2022



Submission's deadline

5 June 2022

Normal price

850 euro

Early bird price

750 euro until 5 May 2022




A 50% deposit by bank transfer is required once you have been accepted in the workshop, (you will be notified by email) and the remaining 50% until 6 June 2022

All official regulations regarding the COVID-19 situation
will be taken into account.

Federico Clavarino

Federico Clavarino is a visual artist and educator. He studied creative writing at Alessandro Baricco’s Scuola Holden in Turin and documentary photography at Fosi Vegue’s BlankPaper Escuela in Madrid. He also holds a Master of Research degree from the Royal College of Art in London, where he is currently pursuing a PhD by practice. Six of his books have been published and his works have been exhibited all over Europe, in the official programme of festivals, galleries and museums. He taught at BlankPaper Escuela from 2012 to 2017, and currently lectures and gives workshops internationally, collaborating with museums, schools and universities.


In order to apply for a placement in the workshop, please send us a zip file with:
1) a short cv,  2) up to 10 images (jpg format, maximum size 1024p, 72dpi) and  3) a statement.

You can send them via email: palmtreeworkshops@gmail.com

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Special features included in the price!

  • We encourage participants to arrive one day prior to the workshop beginning as we are offering a welcome dinner with local delicious food and wine from our organic garden. It’s a perfect occasion to meet all and enjoy dinner during sunset time at our veranda.

  • Breakfast and drinks are served during all days of the workshop.

  • You are welcomed to pick up any veggies or fruit from our organic garden.

  • A wonderful dinner is offered on the last day as a farewell to all the participants of the workshop.

Accommodation and practical information

  • We will be delighted to accommodate you at our Residence, please visit our website: www.thepalmtreeresidence.com

  • As our Residence cannot accommodate all participants, we encourage you to make your booking on time. A list of recommended hotels and rent rooms for different budgets located close to the workshop will be provided too.

  • Information for places to eat and drink within the village area will be given as well as local buses time tables, taxis, rent a car or scooter services, transportation from and to airport and harbor of Santorini, etc. We are here to make to provide you with all the necessary tips and facilities so please don’t hesitate to contact us for further requests.

Terms and conditions

  • There is a limited number of spaces on the workshop, the places will be sold on a first come basis.
  • We reserve the right to cancel this event when we do not reach the minimum number of participants. In the unlikely event of cancellation, participants will be given at least 1-week advance notice and a full refund.
  • If you decide to cancel for any reason, and notify us at least 40 days before the starting day of the workshop, we will reimburse all fees. After that time frame, you will lose your deposit.
  • The workshop fee does not include transport, accommodation or ground expenses.
  • Every participant has to bring it’s own equipment (camera and laptop).

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