Structural Origami


Duks Koschitz


This workshop is investigating paperfolding as a design method. Folding paper – or any other material that can fold – requires the use of developable surfaces. The material is forcing us to work with it and we have to follow the logic and constraints of paper, so we can say that ‘the paper is the computer’. The general introduction of the field with historical examples and contemporary works by artists and designers will be covered in the lectures. The hands-on part of the workshop will introduce several folding techniques, which will involve rigorous methods and very open ways of designing via the use of fabrics or felt. The workshop will also cover production techniques with vinyl cutters. Students will make several paperfoldings in class and will present their work in two short reviews during the workshop.