This studio explored and celebrated the properties of one material – paper. Students undertook investigation and experimentation with paper in order to understand its integral properties and possibilities. They started by exploring process which can be used to manipulate paper, before designing functional objects and composing/choreographing a performance. The studio culminated in a ‘paper party’ at SHIFT, including performance, costume and function as well as exhibition of materials studies. This studio was inspired by Josef Albers’ ‘Materials Studies’ at Bauhaus. Restricted to a single material, students discovered the essence of that material. Albers joined the Bauhaus in 1920, 100 years ago. Students also learned about the radical Bauhaus school and Albers’ theories.