Dlaczego origami tak bardzo lubi symetrię?! / Why origami likes symmetry!?

Dear friends,

We would like to invite you to the Polish origami convention. The 15th Outdoor Origami Meeting (the 15th Polish Origami Convention aka Plener Origami) will be held Saturday April 30th to Monday May 2nd), 2016  (with pre-folding session on Friday April 29th evening. The convention place is located in the center of Krakow (Old Podgorze District), but still with some outdoor activities available. We hope such arrangement will attract you to Krakow and we will host you beginning of May.

Robert J. Lang is our special guest. We admire his enormous contribution to development of origami and his broad interest in different aspects of origami from mathematical foundations and technical applications to fine art realization.

Techno is a leading topic of our convention. So we are awaiting techno models. It may be representation of an engineering object (for instance a bridge, a tower or a dome) or a result of application of special technology in origami, or opposite - application of origami in technology. This year we would like to focus our attention to short stories of “The Cyberiad” by Stanislaw Lem, a Polish s-f writer. He was the most popular non-English sf writer for some time. In 2016 there is 95 anniversary of his birth and 10 anniversary of his death. He lived in Krakow for most of his life and created here all of his books. “The Cyberiad” was translated to English, German, Italian and many other languages. And it is really worth to read. We hope you will be inspired by adventures of Trurl and Klapaucius and bring a Cyberiad model to the convention.

And as usual we especially appreciate geometric models.

We plan to publish a convention book this year too. Would you be so kind to send us a diagram of one of your creations related in some way to the leading theme, to be printed in the convention book. The book will be printed in ca. 150 copies and it will be sold to convention participants (at special low price) and later (if any copies left unsold). All proceeds from sale will cover the convention organization cost. Every author will receive a free copy of the convention book. Please send your diagram till 15th of March to the editor of the convention book Halina (Haligami) Rosciszewska-Narloch Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript.

If you are able to attend, please bring your models for exhibition.

The convention info and registration card will be available in February 2016 at www.origami.edu.pl under "Plener / Convention" caption or directly at www.origami.edu.pl/index.php/start-plenery