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Introduction to Origami Upcycling

11 Dec 2021 10.00AM - 12.30PM Online session (Zoom)

Brought to you by the SUTD - Women x Tech & Design series

Here’s your chance to learn about upcycling by using origami techniques to fold waste paper into useful 3-dimensional objects, and also stand a chance to win Grab Food vouchers! At the same time, find out how 40% of SUTD students are promising women visionaries who wield the power to better the world. 

What to expect

When discussing sustainability, we often think about recycling. However, people and businesses today are increasingly looking towards upcycling waste instead of just reusing it. This alternative approach involves transforming waste into products that are more valuable in the end.

Learn about upcycling by using origami techniques to fold paper waste into beautiful and useful 3-dimensional objects. We will explain why folding a flat sheet of paper strengthens it and introduce software for simulating this process.

This guided workshop by faculty and students from our Architecture and Sustainable Design programme will give you a taste of SUTD, where learning takes place through fun and hands-on experiences enabled by technology.

About the Instructor

Jason Lim 

Lecturer, ASD

Jason is a Lecturer at SUTD and founder of Yume Architects. He has dedicated his academic and professional life to exploring the intersection of design and technology—notably in robotic fabrication, algorithmic design, and augmented reality—in search of new unimagined possibilities. He is a deeply committed and experienced educator who wants to bridge the gap between academia and practice.
Jason completed his doctoral dissertation at the Gramazio Kohler Research unit in the Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich.  Prior to that, he graduated with a Master of Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology, as well as a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University. He is a recipient of the prestigious American Institute of Architects (AIA) Henry Adams merit prize that is awarded for academic distinction.


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