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Convention 2019 Special and Featured Guests

Special Guests

Dáša Ševerová

Dáša Ševerová is a passionate origamist, maker, student and teacher. In her life she enjoys combining these things together in many different ways. She studied mathematics and biology and worked as a teacher in a school for gifted children in Slovakia for several years. Shortly after her son was born she moved to Switzerland where she spent almost all her free time exploring origami and soon started creating her own models.

She loves geometry, which is the most characteristic feature in her creations. Her models include stars, flowers, boxes, tessellations and knotology polyhedra. As a teacher she is very interested in ways to use origami in school for a better and deeper understanding of geometry.

Last year she published her book Origami Journey mapping the past 10 years of her origami life. In this book once again she tried to combine many of her passions. Making the book was for her an exciting learning experience in itself, but most of all she hopes her quite unique way of diagramming will allow many people to fold her models.

Satoshi Kamiya

Satoshi Kamiya was born in Nagoya City in Aichi Prefecture in Japan and started paperfolding even before he could walk or talk. Since then he has been working with paperfolding for 35 years without stopping.

He joined the Paper Folding Detective Group (ORIGAMI TANTEIDAN, later, called the Japanese Origami Academic Society – NIHON ORIGAMI GAKKAI), and has been deeply attracted by super-difficult paperfolding work. Because of that, he has become a full-time origami professional.

His publications include: Works of Satoshi Kamiya, 1995-2003 (Origami House, 2005), World of Super-Complex Origami (Soshimu, 2010), and Works of Satoshi Kamiya 2, 2002-2009 (Origami House, 2012). His latest book, Works of Satoshi Kamiya 3 (Origami House, 2019), is being prepared for publication.

Featured Guests

These folks are planning to come to Convention 2019 to present and/or teach. Are you a designer and wish to let the community know that you will be at Convention 2019?

David gachepapier

David gachepapier


I live in Germany, but the "David" part of me was born in Belgium in 1972. My paper-folding alter ego "gachepapier" was born in 2008 when I discovered online forums filled with origami enthusiasts and joined in. It‘s been a downward slope ever since.

My origami inventions can start from a doodle or from complete pre-computation. And with everything in between - which is the most fun for me: starting with a concrete idea that takes a bit of rough "guesstimating", finding a reasonnably simple base and finally improvising to get there.

My favourite folding themes are alive. People, masks, creatures of all sorts, if they tell a bit of a story, I‘m happy with them.