Rencontres de mai 2020 at Louvain-la-Neuve

Due to the epidemic and the uncertainty of the organizational conditions at the end of May, the association’s board of directors has decided to postpone the meetings for this year. More informations as soon as we can.

Our 2020 “Rencontres de Mai” will take place exceptionnaly at Louvain-la-Neuve, in Belgium from May 21th to 24th at Ecole Normale Catholique du Brabant Wallon (ENCBW). They are jointly organised with the folder group « Origami Chez Gérard »

(Quick link to registrations)


Origami Exhibition : “La nature et la vie” at Toulouse

Affiche de l'exposition La Nature et la vie

The local section of Toulouse is happy to offer, from january 6th to 29th, at “Centre d’animation Soupetard”, an exhibition of its origamis.

The paper artists want to pay tribute to the nature’s beauty. Each year, new origami models that mimic animals and landscapes of our planet emerge. Simple, ingenious or funny and sometimes virtuoso, these creations quietly live in our daily life.
The books are easier and easier to find and new origami enthustiasts starts to fold.
Feel free to come to discover the numerous variations around the theme of the bird, the flower and many other living creatures from all countries.

Vernissage on January 9th 2020 at 6:30PM

Further information is available on (in French)

Exhibition “Zoorigami” in Melun by Gerard Ty Sovann

Exposition Gérard Ty Sovann à Melun

The French origami artist Gérard Ty Sovann exhibits his paper animals during the exhibition named “Zoorigami” at Espace St-Jean (26 place St-Jean) in Melun (77) from Tuesday to Saturday from 1PM to 6PM until January 19th, 2020 with free admission.

On Sunday December 15th, the artist will be at médiathèque Astrolabe for a public workshop.

Further information is available at the Melun city webpage (in French).

The MFPP now welcomes you on Wednesdays

Since September, the association’s office is now open to all its members every Wednesday from 2PM to 5PM.
This new opening time mainly focuses on reading diagrams and is managed by Raymonde Bonnefille.

This meeting aims both beginners and people who like complex folds and has a twofold organization :

  • From 2PM to 4PM : folding from a diagram. It’s the opportunity to release some of the thousands books of the orithèque from their slumber.
  • From 4PM to 5MP : folding “altogether“ a common model that has been discovered and folded by one of the participants.

To participate, it is mandatory to have your membership up to date and minors must be accompanied by an adult.

You can find all our opening hours at the following webpage : The association office.

Volume 4 – L’art du pliage de papier

24 models from Alain Georgeot, diagrammed by Christophe Curat. The 4th issue of the “Art of paper folding” went to press.
It will be available during “rencontres de mai” but it is already possible to pre-order it.

Born in 1952, I was hoping to make a career in literature. I was certainly a worker ! Since then, I have travelled to 105 countries and met people who often had the same existential problem as I : being humbly oneself, but also being a little acknowledged, in order to justify one’s presence on earth ! Origami allows this !
I have been practicing origami since 1983, thanks to Akira Yoshizawa and Jean-Claude Correia, and it has given me the chance to meet exceptional and very “ordinary” people.
I have learned a lot from both. Multiple sclerosis, paradoxically, helped me too.
And also helped by my wife Dominique, who at the time of dying said : “I love you all!”.
She even added for me : “Live with a Smile, Love, Courage!”.
I suggest you put that in your bag ! And origami will be your faithful companion, like another you !

Alain Georgeot

: in the original French, the first letters of “Sourire, Amour, Courage” spell the word SAC, which means ‘a bag’ in English.

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