World class origami experts descend on Portland for Pacific Coast OrigamiUSA 2019 Conference

A group of origami experts from around the world will descend on Portland in September, when the 2019 Pacific Coast OrigamiUSA Convention takes place in Northeast Portland.

If the very idea of origami seems frivolous, consider Robert Lang, a Stanford-trained NASA physicist turned full-time origami practitioner, whose work on the mathematical aspects of the art of paper folding has led to its application in engineering solutions to real-world problems. Among those problems solved: Lang used his origami knowledge to design a way to fit a large eyeglass lens attached to a space telescope into a small rocket more at

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