Welcome to OrigaMIT, MIT's origami club, which exists to promote, practice, and teach
origami folding, analysis, and design.
Our tenth meeting of this semester will be this Sunday, and we have a special session lined up:
This Sunday Wensdy Whitehead will teach a modular Snapology Icosahedron. This is a class (no diagrams) and the model may take the full two hours depending on folding speed, so show up on time if possible in order to fold a complete icosahedron with us. Snapology is a very simple and flexible technique developed by Heinz Strobl to model polyhedra. Though the class tackles icosahedra specifically, the techniques apply to whatever polyhedra you might want to model afterward -- just add geometry! Many examples (including some which do not model polyhedra) will be on display: let them inspire you!
Note the venue change -- this is not our usual room!
Thank you everyone who submitted your gorgeous artwork for the 13th Annual Student OrigaMIT Competition! The submissions will be displayed for the entire month of April in the Wiesner Student Art Gallery on the second floor of the student center.
This year's competition was judged by a panel with incredible combined folding experience and longtime affiliation with the club. Learn more about the judges here.
Valentine's Day Display
Over January, our students have been hard at work folding various love-themed models in a very exciting collaboration with the restaurant chain wagamama usa. The models are currently being displayed in their four restaurants and have been publicized on their social media channels:
The project was also been picked up for coverage by BostInno. A big thank you to everyone who contributed: Mark Tompkins, Sara Goheen, Tracy Cheng, Jonathan Tidor, Elton Zhou, Ishara Nisley and YQ Lu.
Thanksgiving News Feature
OrigaMIT was featured on mit.edu's homepage over Thanksgiving with a collection of Thanksgiving themed models folded by various club members.
A big thank you to MIT News and everyone who helped to fold!
3rd OrigaMIT Convention
The 3rd annual OrigaMIT convention was held successfully on 19th October right here on campus. A big thank you to everybody who came and made it a success! See photos from the event here.
MIT News Feature!
MIT News was kind enough to do a spotlight on us! Check out the video below for a beautiful introduction to the club and the origami we explore together every Sunday.
Thank you, MIT News!
Meetings and Workshops
This semester, our meetings will be held weekly on Sunday afternoons. Details for our next meeting can be found in the events section or on the calendar on the left. Anyone interested in
origami is invited to attend, regardless of MIT affiliation - and origami beginners are always welcome!
We do our best at OrigaMIT to provide the MIT community with high level Workshops and Lectures free of charge.
Much of our funding comes from the MIT Undergraduate Association, but this funding is only supposed to be used to
fund the activities of current MIT students, and generally not enough to cover the expenses related to events
open to the general public.
If you enjoy our events and would like to support OrigaMIT through a donation, you can do so online through
MIT Give, or by sending
a check made out to OrigaMIT - MIT to:
The header graphic is composed of letters from MIT
alum and OrigaMIT member Jeannine Mosely's "Four-Fold Origami Alphabet," published in
Origami Tanteidan Convention Diagrams, Vol. 8. Photo depicts Mens et Manus II, copyright 2007 Brian Chan.