Wycinanki Paper Cutting Café

Friday, February 28, 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Studio Lab, Fine Hall, Room B08 (basement level)

Wycinanki is a traditional Polish folk art, created by cutting or layering colorful paper into intricate patterns. Folding and unfolding problems in mathematics have been evident since the 1500s and are studied as Geometric Folding Algorithms.  Popular designs include geometric patterns and scenes from rural farm life. These crafts were initially popular decorations for country homes in the mid-nineteenth century and have grown in popularity to be a universally recognized symbol of Polish culture. Join us from 12:00pm-1:30pm to learn the history of the Wyncinanki, the math associated with geometric folding and have some fun creating your own designs.

TPP Alum Brent Ferguson '06 will lead discussions about the math applications of this STEAM craft.

Marianna Bogucki, Conference & Events Manager, will speak about the history of the craft and lead some fun cutting, layering and designing activities.

Lunch will be served.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP here.

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