Kinetic Origami

The Kinetic Origami workshop for teenagers (aged 12-16) took place on December 2015 at the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens in the context of the Digital Revolution exhibition. The participants were introduced to the Japanese paper folding technique and explored the use of DIY electronics in order to enhance their origamis with lights, sound and motion. Special interest was given in teaching practical skills on using smart materials by creating flapping origami cranes using SMA (Shaped Memory Alloy or Muscle Wire).

The workshop was realised in collaboration with media artist Afroditi Psarra.

documentation photos: Stavros Petropoulos