Some write-up from local newspapers 😉
The organising team met in Halle recently to discuss this year’s conference in Freiburg. Many ideas were discussed and some great team spirit was present. Thanks to Ralf and Nele for their hospitality!
Nick Robinson works every friday in a school in Sheffield. Here is one of his young students showing their own design 😉
I’d like to inform you that we organise the next Symmetry Festival in Vienna. Preliminary information can be found at the website: http://festival.symmetry.hu/ and this site is developed continuously. The program of the festival includes several artistic and scientific events. Among others, it will include an origami exhibition and and origami session. We would like to invite you to give a lecture and make an origami workshop in the program. The conference programs and the origami exhibition are planned in the Electrotechnical bldg. of the TU Wien.
We are planning a so called “family day” which is open for the wide public, and we plan to make it in an afternoon on the Karlsplatz. (You find photos about the previous SymFest’s family day held in the Marketplace of Delft by clicking on the Galleries in the website.)
We hope to see you in Vienna in July.
Joan taught a group of refugees Afghans (under 18) who recently arrived in Weimar.
John Farrell has been doing amazing work for the past few years with his students at Lanesfield School in Wolverhampton. He has started an origami club and the work they are producing is amazing! He writes:
I invited Nick Robinson down to our school to do some folding with the children. The book he donated to the class is very popular – one child takes it home for a night, then another the next day and so on. Baljit – my little expert with her own display area, was the first one to take it and she came in the next day with 3 models from the book. Another of the girls in my lunchtime group told me on Tuesday that she was only asking her parents for origami related things for Christmas. Another of the girls came in on Friday last with 3 Jackson cubes that she had made at home. Finally, I followed up on Nick’s suggestion about contacting Maria Sinayskaya and she replied! She said she was delighted to hear what we were doing with her star, and she sent me a diagram for another of her stars for the children to fold.
Joan has found this example of work by Laurent Sui, a Chinese man living in Paris in the 1860s – quite beautiful!