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Post by Nick » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:19 am

you may have noticed the heading at the top has been re-worded. This is part of an ongonig deabte about the best name for what we study. It's not just folding paper, so "paper" went. Origami is a popular term, but perhaps too restrictive and there's a feeling that Europe can reclaim some of the heritage in paper foldng that people assume comes from Japan. However, "didactics" is not a widely used term, so perhaps the perfect name is still to be found!

What do you think?

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Re: change of title

Post by Joan Sallas » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:40 am

The choose is not easy:

# The word Paperfolding show more the material in which is folded, and ignore other materials.

# The word Folding Art show more an artistic aspect of the folding activity, and ignore other non artistic uses.

# The word Origami show more the paperfolding tradition in Japan, and ignore the very old traditions in other parts of the world.

If in this forum we speak about didactic and research subjects in realtion to the folding activity of today and in the past. So, Didactics and Research of Folding can be an apropiate title because include much more than Paperfolding, Origami or Folding Art.

But from the graphic perspective looks nicer "&" than "and" :)

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Re: change of title

Post by Nick » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:21 am

Joan Sallas wrote:But from the graphic perspective looks nicer "&" than "and" :)
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