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October 25, 2017

Origami forum at SEFW on Nov. 15

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Al-Bahr Towers in Abu Dhabi has 2,000 umbrella-like sun shades — a modern example of origami folding patterns in architecture.

The Structural Engineers Foundation of Washington will hold a free Fall Forum on “Origami: Inspiration in Science, Design, and Structures” at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle.

Panelists Tina Hovsepian of Cardborigami, artist Robert Lang and local origami enthusiast Mark Morden of Wiss Janney Elstner will discuss using the art form in engineering, construction, architecture, medicine and robotics.

A networking reception at 4:30 p.m. will have origami art displays, a Cardborigami temporary shelter, demonstrations by a local origami hobbyist group, and hands-on folding. Admission is by a donation to SEFW, either $25 or a $100 “Friend of the Foundation” level.

This is SEFW's seventh Fall Forum. Register at www.sefw.org.