Origami, the art of paper-folding is developing to an amazing technique used in art, design and technology. It is applied on a nanoscale in bioscience as well as on a large scale in aerospace to transport a small folded package. Take for instance the Nasa solar array designed by origami expert Robert Lang and the design of the Starshade by Robert Salazar. Both can be smartly unfolded at the destination in space. Robert Salazar also designed an 'Origami Deployable Martian Architecture’. In this hands-on workshop you will learn about the design principles of folding-patterns focused on a smart unfolding process.
Carla Feijen, visual artist and designer, studied many years the geometry of folding-techniques in her project ‘Folded Space’.
This workshop is free and is part of the programming for Sizzling Summer of Space and the International Festival of Technology.