Hugo Lourenço from We Creative Do Solutions

Co founder of  We Creative Do Solutions Studio, this Portuguese architect is fascinated with the exploration of paper plasticity and thetransformation of a simple flat sheet into a three-dimensional object.

Very early developed a special interest for Oriental Arts and Culture, and since 2004 addresses origami as a tool of great educational and therapeutic value, considering it a healthy alternative that promotes creativity and concentration, as well as the ability of observation, accuracy and manual precision.

More than just entertainment, origami became a mean for an interior, meditative and spiritual journey.

Worked with studios developing and applying Origami in Architecture, Design and Decoration, experimenting with other materials, folding models out of cardboard, various types of cloth, plastics, wire mesh, and even sheets of metal.

Teaches Origami as an extracurricular activity in schools, prisons and social centers, lectures speaker and Workshop and team building facilitator.

Origami – Ancient Art of Paper Folding

Origami is the Ancient Art of Paper Folding, turning a simple flat sheet into a three dimensional object. It is creatively playful, yet necessarily logical, and a good result can be achieved even by a beginner.

Throughout the Workshop we will experience the magic of origami in basic folding exercises using all kinds of everyday materials, mostly reusables.

We’ll experiment with shapes that may be used to fold many different models, from the simplest valley and mountain fold to some more complex combinations.

Together we’ll fold a modular origami, where many pieces of a simple folded shape are assembled to form a large elaborate structure, symbolizing unity, togetherness and the act of creation.

We will also address the history of origami, its evolution throughout the decades and the artistic and scientific projects developed with this technique by some of the master paperfolders.

Join me in this journey between the folds!