Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Students learn step-by-step a system for constructing very strong, glueless 'nets', which enable constructing any 3D form made of polygons (a 'net' is the shape of the card when a 3D package is unfolded flat).  


Credits: 2

Schedule: 25.10.2021 - 29.10.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Markus Joutsela

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):


Visiting teacher: Paul Jackson

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    A folding system for creating experimental packaging forms and 3D polyhedrons.
    The one-week intensive workshop is entirely hands-on.
    Techniques move gradually towards higher complexity, so missing days is not advised.



  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    one week intensive workshop


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The equipment used during the course:

    Cutting mat or thick board that you can cut on
    Sharp scalpel and new blades
    Protractor (measures angles)
    Pair of compasses
    Masking tape (not Sellotape)
    Hard (2H) pencils and erasers

    Recommended literature: 
    Paul Jackson (2012), Structural Packaging: Design your own Boxes and 3D Forms, Lawrence King

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The minimum amount of students 10

    The workshop is primarily intended for Pack-Age minor students but also others are welcome.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I

    2021-2022 Autumn I

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: Sisu replaces Oodi on 9 August, 2021. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture: