28 November 2020

We are delighted to announce the first online conference dedicated to the didactics of folding.

For many years, we have organised a weekend “FALTIK” conference in Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), but due to Covid we have decided to “go online”. As with our conferences, the classes will be about specific aspects of folding rather than just a series of models and so are highly recommended to teachers, therapists and others who use folding within their occupations. We hope to make videos of the classes available through this site after the event.

Classes are in English unless it says otherwise! Book at the foot of this page!


10-10:45 h (UTC +1)

Didactic & Methods


Sanny Ang – The Magic Card Trick & The Bouncing Cheque

1. The Magic Card trick – comparing origami with magic tricks.

2. Teach in Storigami the Bouncing Cheque (using A4 paper). 

3. teach another storigami such as the Crawling Beetle, or answer questions.

11-11:45 h (UTC +1)


Easy spanish


Javier Caboblanco – El extraordinario y pegamentoso Sistema C de papiroflexia (The extraordinary and sticky Origami C System)

Un método sencillo basado en empleado de tres piezas de papel con las que poder conseguir cualquier figura plana imaginable y , también, cualquier modelo tridimensional. Perfecto método para iniciarse en el plegado de papel y avanzar rápidamente hacia modelos complejos. Ideal para utilizar en talleres y clases con pequeños y principiantes.

A simple method based on using three pieces of paper with which to get any imaginable flat figure and also any three-dimensional model. The perfect way to get started with paper folding and quickly progress to complex models. Ideal to use in workshops and classes with children and beginners.

12-12:45 h (UTC +1)

Therapy & Inclusion



Annabel Madueño – Paper i música (Paper and music)
[CA] Descobrirem junts els “sons”i melodies que poden sorgir del paper plegats. Junts acabarem fent una petita orquestra col•lectiva on tothom hi tindrà el seu lloc. Per fer el taller necessitaren dos fulls de paper de diari. [EN] We will discover together the “sounds” and melodies that can arise from the folded paper. Together we will end up making a small collective orchestra where everyone will have their place. To do the workshop we will needed two sheets of newspaper.

13-13:45 h (UTC +1)


Carmen Sprung – Rhombus stars

Rectangles with the ratio of 1:1+√2 are excellent for folding eight pointed rhombus stars. In the workshop you will learn how to fold and cut these special rectangles. As an example of a rhombus star we will fold the modules of star LEA and assemble them without glue.
After the workshop diagrams will be distributed including the six pointed version.

14:30-15:15 h (UTC +1)

Therapy & Inclusion


Lizzie Burns – Origami for wellbeing

Creative specialist, and science-based artist, Dr Lizzie Burns, will share her work into using Origami as a tool for wellbeing for patients and staff in hospital. In 2012 a patient asked Lizzie to become the student, and learn from her how to fold a traditional lily. Since then Lizzie has developed learning and teaching Origami to help others overcome anxiety, loneliness and boredom, and through folding find joy and connection. Lizzie will share experiences, folds and wisdom as to what Origami brings.


15:30-16:15 h (UTC +1)



Caroline Geller – Origami-Stories

Story-telling Origami is a unique method to enable folders to learn folding steps of a model with a playful approach. In every human being is a kid. Showing the participants 2-3 models the method will be exercised together.

16:30-17:15 h (UTC +1)

Didactic & Methods


Shrikant Iyer – Origami outreach and performance based paper folding

Outreach of Origami in local communities is very important to me. I have been able to organize several events in my local communities for very diverse audiences. I will also cover how some of this has changed in a post-COVID19 world. I will also do a little storigami to show one of my typical presentations.

17.30:18:15 h (UTC +1)



Miri Golan – e-Learning Origametria: a Radical Approach to Teaching Geometry with Origami, for the Classroom and for Distance Learning

Origametria is an interactive platform for Kindergarten (ages 4-6) and for Grades 1-6. It has been designed so that teachers may use origami to teach topics of curriculum geometry, without having any knowledge or experience of origami. The result is a method of teaching origami that is unusual, but successful, challenging many teaching conventions.
Miri will describe the Origametria method and demonstrate one of the lessons.
The platform is part of the National Curriculum for Mathematics in Israel and is studied weekly by 30,000 children.

www.origametria.com – Research paper

18:30-19:15 h (UTC +1)

Memory & Instructions


Joan Sallas – Learn to remember
Frequently people don’t want to fold for many reasons. One of them is ‘I have no memory’. There are many tipologies of memories by folding: remember memory, repetition memory, paper memory, visual & space memory, understanding memory, sequential memory, unfolding memory, parallel associative memory, copy memory, pupil memory, teacher memory, etc… If we can identify them, we will discover that each memory typology can be very useful for a folding teacher and for a folding pupil in different situations, and our heads will grow and grow inside, not outside. We will fold, but probably not a model, sorry.


To register your place, we ask you to make a donation. We have offered a range of price options. We suggest 10 euros, but you can pay more, or less, depending on your finances. Please use the “donate” button below to choose.

When you have paid, you will receive an email from paypal and that will be your confirmation. We will send login details nearer the event.