Welcome to OrigaMIT, MIT's origami club, which exists to promote, practice, and teach
origami folding, analysis, and design.
Our fourth meeting of the semester will be this Sunday, and we'll be folding David Mitchell's Semi-Star! These make great decorations or gifts!
Date: Sunday, March 1st Time: 3pm-5pm Location: W20-491
As always, paper will be provided with access to our substantial origami library.We have new additions to the library, including:
Origami Starry Revolution by Yuri Shumakov
Origami em Flor by Flaviane Koti
Wondrous One Sheet Origami by Meenakshi Mukerji (which this week's model is from!)
Origami Ooh La La! Action Origami for Performance and Play by Jeremy Shafer
Origami Zoo by Robert Lang
See you soon!
Brian Chan "Maker of Anything" Hosts Reddit Ask Me Anything
Are you an aspiring maker? Curious about 3D printing or want advice on getting your own origami designs off the ground? Get your questions answered by MIT grad Brian Chan, an Origami Master and self-proclaimed "Maker of Anything" in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (IAmA) Tuesday, December 16 from 4-6 p.m. ET. The event is sponsored by the MIT Alumni Association. Visit http://on.fb.me/1yIULYF 30 minutes before the event for a link to the IAmA and post your questions!
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 Boston.com and 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.