“Fold the paper in half into a rectangle, then fold it in half the other way…” When it comes to origami, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Is it a paper crane, a paper boat, or a colourful cartoon character? Besides them, have you ever thought of other possibilities?
Originated in Heian Period (794 – 1185), origami have since gradually transformed from solemn ceremonial ornaments into folk art. People from around the globe, with the help of science and technology, have perpetuated the historical handicraft in the modern world.
At the end of October, the Hong Kong Arts Centre is honored to collaborate with Consulate-General of Japan and invite one of the pioneers in computer-aided origami design, Professor Jun Mitani, from the Department of Computer Science in University of Tsukuba, to share his knowledge on the topic. Professor Mitani excels in 3-dimensional and curved fold origami design and has developed ORI-REVO, currently one of the world’s leading software in origami. His designs have inspired many and he has contributed in numerous projects including the ‘Player of the Match’ trophy in the Rugby World Cup 2019, the 132.5 ISSEY MIYAKE Collection in collaboration with world-renowned fashion designer, as well as featured in movies such as Godzilla: Resurgence.
During the occasion, Professor Mitani will share with you his design concepts and techniques, he is also going to assist you in building 3-D origami on site. Interested in paper-crafting and want a taste of curved origami? Visit us on 29th Oct. Experienced in handicraft and wish to take on a challenge? Come join us on 31st Oct. Don’t miss the chance and book your place now!
Date: 29/10/2019 (Tue, suitable for beginners), 31/10/2019 (Thu, suitable for experienced crafters)
Location: Eric Hotung Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Admission: Free of charge
Book your place to this event here.