Further Thoughts:
The Evolution of the Farm

La Granja Ibiza - Monday 6 May – 1pm-10pm


Further is a traveling laboratory for experiential hospitality and collaborative culture launched in 2017 by Design Hotels.

Hotels across the globe are transformed into temporal, purpose-driven hubs of co– creation across a range of diverse disciplines. Part creative residency, part cultural exchange, part immersive hospitality experiment, Further brings together artists, writers, scientists, artisans, farmers, designers and other place-makers in support of research, conversation and collaboration.

Born from the central insight that a hotel can be far more than mere accommodation, Further turns them into platforms for site-specific exploration, bringing diverse creative communities into deep dialogue with the history, culture, and local community of a destination.

Destinations 2019 include New York City, Mykonos, Ibiza, Marrakech, Tokyo, Marfa, Austin, and Los Angeles.


In collaboration with Sleeper Magazine and the Ibiza Preservation Foundation, Further Thoughts: The Evolution of the Farm addresses various questions around contemporary agriculture, the slow food movement, and sustainable modes of eating.

The programme will kick off with a talk by Chris Sanderson, co-founder and CEO of world-leading strategic foresight consultancy The Future Laboratory  on ‘Health Futures and Wellness’

Guests will then have the option to join four different guided experiences, from a farm walk with Andy Szymanowicz, an expert in biodynamic agriculture who oversees La Granja’s 20 tiered acres of pine and citrus forests and fertile gardens, to a talk on La Granja’s culinary offerings with kitchen master José Catrimán.

Conversations with some of Ibiza’s most important placemakers will discuss the evolution of nightlife, hospitality and personal wellbeing.

Healthy, farm-grown food will be served throughout the day, concluding with a communal dinner and drinks with musical and artistic performances including the Anatolian psychedelic sounds of Istanbul-based Islandman.



1300 Arrivals & Light Lunch

1400 Welcome by Claus Sendlinger, Matt Turner and Sandra Benbeniste (Director of Ibiza Preservation Foundation)

1415 ‘Health Futures and Wellness’

Chris Sanderson, Co-Founder Future Laboratory on the evolution of the farm, personal well-being and micro- and macro-trends in healthcare.

1500 Four different tours will educate guests about La Granja, organic farming, slow food, body mindfulness, design, and more:

Tour 1: Kitchen talks with José Catrimán
Seed to Mouth, seasonal and local food

Tour 2: Farm Walk with Andy Szymanowicz
From Planting to Harvesting

Tour 3: Transformational Experience & Meditation: Chris Connors and Carlos

Tour 4: About Ibiza Preservation Foundation with Sandra Benbeniste
Local Farming

1700 Drinks and Food by La Granja

1800 – 1900 Panel discussions

The Evolution of the Club
Sanjay Nandi – Chief Development Officer Pacha Group
Jose Corraliza – Artistic Director, Heart Ibiza
Thomas Heyne – Co-Founder Scorpios & San Giorgio a Member of Design Hotels™
Moderator: Matt Turner, Editor-in-Chief, Sleeper Media

The Evolution of the Self
Jonathan Leitersdorf – Six Senses Ibiza
Chris Connors – Be-Box
Chris Sanderson, Future Laboratory

1900 Drinks and dinner with music by Islandman and further artistic performances

2200 Transfers to Pikes or back to Host Hotels at Talamanca