Join us on a journey with renowned artists, healers and entertainers in a four-day festival of art, music and new found wisdom.
We celebrate the legacy and future of oceanic cosmopolitanism, and deliberately bring the ocean to the center of our perspective - as theater of human connection.
26 to 29 October 2023
Indian Ocean trade networks linked Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, and China, fostering material, intellectual, and cultural exchanges. This cosmopolitan world is not only a story of cities but the sea itself.
Cosmopolitan Ocean invites artists, healers, and entertainers to reimagine this festival, building a metaphorical bridge between the globalised communities of today and ancient Indian Ocean. A four-day festival of arts, music and new knowledge celebrate the legacy and future of oceanic cosmopolitanism.
DAY ONE - ARRIVAL
DAY TWO - LEARN
DAY THREE - DEVELOP
DAY FOUR - DEPARTURE
As twilight paints the sky, sound healer Avery Whitmore orchestrates an oceanic prelude, setting the tone for a remarkable weekend to come. We see Haeckels unveiling a limited-edition parfum, a bespoke synthesis of art and scent especially for Patina.
Soundscapes virtuoso Kelly Lee Owens enchants with melodies that transcend, and end the evening with much-needed sustenance from Patina’s concept dinners, where culinary innovation becomes a masterpiece.
Join a refined assembly where artistry converges with nature's elegance, evoking an immersive sensorial tapestry. Elevate your senses and join us in celebrating a harmonious fusion of culture and creativity.
Embrace the morning by embarking on a new learning journey of serenity and creativity with a sound bath and meditation, followed by a series of “My Pathways” Masterclasses.
A curated fusion of wellness and art, spend the afternoon exploring your senses, and in the evening, join the island as we prepare to unveil a large-scale, oceans-plastics art installation by Pamela Longobardi, Oceanic Society’s Artist-in-Nature.
Join the Plastic Free Seas initiative as we tread gently on the sands of responsibility.
My Pathways series of activities offers soulful guidance, while Haeckels' candle-making class is a fragrant escape. Dive deep into "Art and Social Change" with Pamela Longobardi, where artistic expression meets environmental advocacy. Patina's marine biologist leads an ocean conservation art class, a tribute to the pristine Indian Ocean surrounding us.
Watch the day fade away while you’re on board for the Fari Island Team Race, leading into a celebration of community bonds and new awareness of self.
Dive deep into "Ocean Inspirations," a thought-provoking panel featuring luminaries Chris Stamp, Pamela Longobardi, Avery Whitmore, and Kelly Lee Owens. Moderated by Jinou Park, these cultural navigators will weave narratives that explore the crossroads of art, nature, and human expression. Pledge your commitment to New Life Habits as Avery Whitmore graces the beach with a poignant moment of connection.
Ocean-inspired streetwear by Stampd
Founded in 2011 by Chris Stamp - Stampd, the west coast 'avantstreet' lifestyle brand - represents contemporary luxury that has evolved past high street-wear while retaining its iconic styling cues.
Chris visited Patina Maldives in November 2022, and the result is a collaboration fuelled by good times and hundreds of Polaroids that documented the people and the island energy, leading to the launch of a limited capsule collection that is ocean-friendly, and spoke towards Patina and Stampd’s laid back style.
Learning to breathe with Avery Whitmore
Avery Whitmore is a leading, Los Angeles based sound meditation and breathwork practitioner who is deeply committed to facilitating peace, wellbeing and healing through the creative process of sound and breath.
Avery travels the world helping others find their own healing journeys including programs at Chopra Institute and various group retreats.
As the winner of the prestigious Hudgens Prize and a Distinguished Professor at Georgia State University, Pamela Longobardi has appeared in the pages of National Geographic, Sierra Magazine, as well as on the Weather Channel. Her thought-provoking work has also been featured in exhibitions, galleries, museums, and public spaces around the world.
A large scale, permanent art installation called Ocean Archaeology of Our Time by Pamela Longobardi will be unveiled during Cosmopolitan Ocean.
Kelly Lee Owens is a London-based producer, songwriter, and singer known for shadowy but resonant techno-pop. Making her debut as a vocalist by contributing to releases by Daniel Avery, she began issuing her own productions in 2015, leading up to her acclaimed 2017 eponymous debut album. She subsequently collaborated with or remixed Björk, St. Vincent, Jon Hopkins, and John Cale.
DAY ONE - ARRIVAL
Thursday, 26 October
- Ocean ritual opening - Avery Whitmore
- Special-edition, bespoke parfum launch - Haeckels
- Soundscapes performance - Kelly Lee Owens
- Spice Market Dinner
DAY TWO - LEARNING NEW HABITS
Friday, 27 October
- Morning sound bath and meditation
- Masterclass “My Pathways”
- Learning to Breathe - Avery Whitmore
- Patina x Stampd Capsule Collection Launch
- Perfume laboratory - Haeckels
- Art unveiling and cocktails - Pamela Longobardi
- Special concept dinners
DAY THREE - DEVELOPING NEW HABITS
Saturday, 28 October
- Plastic Free Seas
- My Pathways
- Marine Facial Care Lab - Haeckels
- Art and Social Change - Pamela Longobardi
- Limited-edition photobook exhibit - Chris Stamp
- Fari Island Team Race
- Celebration cocktails
- Communal dinner and Finale Party
DAY FOUR - DEPARTURE FOR NEW HABITS
Sunday, 29 October
- Panel talk: Ocean Inspirations with Chris Stamp, Pamela Longobardi, Avery Whitmore, Kelly Lee Owens and Antonio Saponara, moderated by Jinou Park
- Pledging on the beach - Avery Whitmore
26 to 29 October 2023
Cosmopolitan Ocean brings artists, healing practitioners and entertainers to reinterpret the story of cross-cultural festival, building a metaphorical bridge between the globalized communities of today and ancient Indian Ocean. A four-day festival of arts, music and new knowledge celebrate the legacy and future of oceanic cosmopolitanism.