For some years I ran a project for new ND Product Design students at the Jacob Kramer

School of Art in Leeds. The task was essentially to collapse a cube flat (sometimes,

to do this without touching the cube), using any available materials and thinking

creatively about how to portray a cube (as lines, in negative, slices, standing on a corner,

etc). The solutions to this problem were sometimes extraordinarily creative, elegant

and witty, and were a highlight of my teaching year.

The image above shows a sequence of collapsing cubes, from the first idea

on the left, through progressively complex and sophisticated solutions as

one moves to the right. It's a pity that the final solutions are not animated.