Project 4: A Common Fold–NSF Grant in Collaboration with Engineers, Mathematicians, & Artists

Project 4: A Common Fold was a five-year collaborative project (2012-2017) on folding in various natural and synthetic materials, carried out by a team of engineers, mathematicians, artists, and designers, and supported by a generous grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The main link: will take you to the audio interviews and reflections of the team members on the joint project. Also at this site is my summary in the form of a podcast prepared by my research assistant, Sally Van Gorder, describing the project from the art/design/textile material point of view.

If you are interested in folding textiles, you are invited to view, search, and be inspired by the samples and experiments conducted by my textiles research team on the project, accessible at: