origami convention in Dijon
Just got back from an origami convention in Dijon, France. I first started getting involved with the MFPP — the french folders’ association — right after discovering Origami, about 9 years ago. I couldn’t make it to the last two annual meetings (in Angoulême and Carcassonne) so it was important for me to be there.
Every year we invite a few guests folders to show and teach us their creations. This year’s invited folders were Aurèle Duda, a french folder and artist from Metz, Tomoko Fuse, a japanese folder famous for her modular models, and Hoang Tien Quyet, a young creator from Vietnam. Fantastic line-up, I had a really great time folding and talking with them!
This year’s convention was opened to the public on the Saturday afternoon, from 2 to 6. We had 600 people visiting during that short period, and most of them participated in one of the numerous workshops to learn a simple origami. Really good spirit overall, and a nice way to show what origami is about.
Here are a few pictures from the models on display, and some I folded during those two days. I didn’t write down the name of all the folders so if I get it wrong in the caption, please let me know in the comments!