Origami - Ancient Art of Paper Folding
Origami is the Ancient Art of Paper Folding, turning a simple flat sheet into a three-dimensional object. It is creatively playful, yet necessarily logical, and a good result can be achieved even by a beginner.
Throughout the Workshop we will experience the magic of origami in basic folding exercises using all kinds of everyday materials, mostly reusables. We’ll experiment with shapes that may be used to fold many different models, from the simplest valley and mountain fold to some more complex combinations and together we’ll fold a modular geometric origami, where many pieces of a simple folded shape are assembled to form a large elaborate structure.
We will also address the history of origami, its evolution throughout the decades and the artistic and scientific projects developed with this technique by some of the master paperfolders!
Join us in this journey between the folds!
Hugo Lourenço from We Creative Do Solutions (Bio)
Co-founder of We Creative Do Solutions Studio, this Portuguese architect is fascinated with the exploration of paper plasticity and the transformation of a simple flat sheet into a three-dimensional object.
Since many years, he has developed a special interest for Oriental Arts and Culture, and since 2004 addresses origami as a tool of great educational and therapeutic value, considering it a healthy alternative that promotes creativity and concentration, as well as the ability of observation, accuracy and manual precision.
More than just entertainment, origami became a mean for an interior, meditative and spiritual journey.
Hugo works with studios developing and applying Origami in Architecture, Design and Decoration, experimenting with other materials, folding models out of cardboard, various types of cloth, plastics, wire mesh, and even sheets of metal.
He teaches Origami as an extracurricular activity in schools, prisons and social centers, lectures speaker and Workshop and team building facilitator.