The Origami Museum Video Library

Every weekend, the Origami Museum Video Library will add a new video featuring renowned origami artists and researchers from around the world. The videos are spoken and / or subtitled in English or Spanish.

This is another contribution of the museum fulfilling one of its objectives, which is to spread the history of origami, and the work and memory of origami artists, historical and contemporary.

July 25, 2020

Andrés Sánchez: An arachnid called "origami"

Andrés Sánchez, a Colombian biologist who lives in Buenos Aires and is a CONICET postdoctoral fellow, tells us how a species of arachnid has just received the name of Heterophrynus origamii . Although it looks like a spider, technically it is not; it belongs to a different order: the Amblypygi. The species was studied by a friend of Andrés who named it "origamii" in honor of Andrés' passion for folding paper, since it was Andrés who found it in Colombia and handed it over for scientific study.

Video in Spanish with English subtitles (To turn on English Subtitles, go to Settings, the little gear in the lower right corner of the screen)

On the History of the Word Origami II

July 11, 2020

In this video we will tell how the word Origami began to be used in the Western Hemisphere.

(To turn on English Subtitles, go to Settings, the little gear in the lower right corner of the screen)

Video in Spanish with English subtitles (To turn on English Subtitles, go to Settings, the little gear in the lower right corner of the screen)

Video en español

5 de Julio

Historia de la palabra Origami

La palabra origami que en casi todo el mundo es sinónimo de plegado del papel, tiene una historia más breve de lo que se cree. En este video contaremos los distintos nombres que tuvo el plegado del papel a lo largo de la historia del Japón.

Paula Pietranera: Renzuru World

July 11, 2020

Paula Pietranera is an Argentine artist who has been living in San Francisco (California) for many years in a Zen community, where she develops her art and passion for origami. In this video she speaks about her life and work, currently focused in the art of renzuru (chains of origami cranes folded from a single paper). The video is in Spanish with English subtitles.
Paula Pietranera's website: www.paulapietranera.com

Video in English

July 5

On the history of the word Origami

In this video we will talk about the origins of the word origami and other names given in Japan over the centuries to the practice of paper folding.

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