At my studio, I have a small cabinet for clothes and discovered that rolling instead of folding gave me more space. Then I read the bestselling The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo and was surprised, because the Japanese culture has a long tradition of folding, to find that she suggested rolling your clothes to store them as. Just think of origami. Or the art of folding a kimono. Or furoshiki cloths neatly folded until they are used to wrap packages and then magically gain dimension.
So why is the same objected different when folded as opposed to when rolled? What is the difference between being geometric as opposed to being biomorphic? Of having edges as opposed to curves?
Philosophically, it’s not about occupying space but about how you occupy it.
And, after looking at the inside of my clothes cabinet, I came to the conclusion that some thoughts should be folded. Others, rolled!