Welcome to OrigaMIT, MIT's origami club, which exists to promote, practice, and teach
origami folding, analysis, and design.
Our third meeting will be this Sunday, and we'll be learning a simple Flower Tower variation of the the style popularized by Chris Palmer, Jeremy Shafer and Andrew Hudson. The model will not be taught from a diagram, so make sure to show up on time if you want to learn how to fold this (it should take an hour to an hour and a half).
Date: Sunday, September 14th
Room:Coffeehouse Lounge (3rd floor of the student center)
As always, our Sunday meetings are free of charge and open to the public! Paper will be provided with access to our substantial origami book library. See you there!
4th OrigaMIT Convention
Mark your calendars -- the 4th OrigaMIT Convention will be held Saturday, Nov 8th 2014. More details coming soon!
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.