Origami Symposia in Math, Art and Education in Los Angeles on Nov. 3, 2017

OrigamiUSA is offering four origami symposia (lectures) in math, art and education on Friday, November 3, 2017.

The Lectures will be held in Los Angeles at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina, 300 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Featured speakers are celebrated authors:

  • Paul Jackson — "Folding as a Topic of Design Education"
  • Miri Golan — "Origametria: Method and Models"
  • Robert J. Lang — "From Microscopic to Monumental: Origami in Wood, Bronze and Steel"
  • Meher McArthur — "Origami as a Global Art Form"

Lectures are $25 each. Descriptions are below or you can download a PDF flyer. Sign up here.

  • Online registration for PCOC symposia is now closed.

These symposia are an event that is being held in conjunction with the OrigamiUSA Convention (PCOC 2017 — Pacific Coast OrigamiUSA Conference). Since these symposia have a wide appeal, we are making them available to non-PCOC attendees. If you are also interested in attending classes that focus on learning to make origami models, please register for PCOC 2017.

Note to PCOC attendees: These symposia (lectures) will be available as part of the regular class ticketing on Friday morning. Please register for Friday classes to attend. Friday classes are not part of the Early Bird Package.

10:00-11:00 am

Folding as a Topic of Design Education by Paul Jackson
Paul Jackson will talk about and show images from his 35 years teaching origami and folding to students of design, including students of fashion design, architecture, product design, jewelry design, packaging design, and more. Paul is the author of over 30 origami books and has taught university-level courses in the UK, Germany, Belgium, the US, Canada and Israel. More information is available at his website.

11:15-12:15 am

Origametria: Method and Models by Miri Golan
Miri Golan will describe her Origametria program, recently accepted into the national curriculum by the Israeli Ministry of Education, which uses origami to teach geometry in kindergarten and elementary schools. She will describe the teaching method, illustrated with typical Origametria models. Miri is an origami artist, author, and the founder of the Israeli Origami Center.

2:00-3:00 pm

From Microscopic to Monumental: Origami in Wood, Bronze and Steel by Robert J. Lang
Robert J. Lang will speak about his work transforming origami from paper into polymers, wood, bronze, and steel—many (like White Bison, pictured) in collaboration with master sculptor Kevin Box. Lang's 50+ years of experience with origami has made him one of the world’s leading masters in the art, with over 700 original designs. Robert has taught, exhibited and lectured all around the world and is the author of 17 books on origami that range from fine art to engineering mathematics. He is also a physicist and engineer who has consulted on many technological innovations that use origami. More information is available at his website.

3:15-4:15 pm

Origami as a Global Art Form by Meher McArthur
Asian art historian Meher McArthur will discuss the importance of contemporary origami as an art form worthy of museum exhibitions, collection and art historical attention. Meher has curated two major origami exhibits, Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami (currently touring in the US) and the past exhibit Folding Paper: The infinite Possibilities of Origami. Meher is an author, educator and the former curator of East Asian Art at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California.