Humanity has been granted limited natural resources, but our time on this planet potentially stretches toward infinity. In 1987, the Brundtland Commission of the United Nations introduced the concept of sustainable development to “meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Since then the idea has been adopted globally and has been discussed increasingly in various social and economic spheres.
Although the concept of sustainability is essential, corporations and industries often tout it as a façade. ACCESS is determined to dissect the much-abused idea of sustainability, to study specific sub-themes, and to better understand its potential.
Specifically, ACCESS will strive to discuss sustainability in the cultural sphere. Although culture enriches and diversifies our lives, the term is elusive and broad. Culture gives meaning, value, and excitement, whether through design, art, music, or people. ACCESS will try to unite culture and sustainability by introducing sustainable attempts in cultural fields and pondering the valuable messages created through their synergy.
We invite you to take this journey with us.
ACCESS is a cultural platform with a focus on sustainability created by students at Yonsei and Hongik University, South Korea.
Representative Yuri Kim (Clothing & Textile)
Creative Director Seo Young Kim (Comparative Literature & Culture)
Hyounji Choi (Culture & Design Management)
Yoojeong Kim (Asian Studies Division)
Joohyeon Lee (Asian Studies Division)
Hyesoo Chung (Printmaking)
Yuna Lee (Information and Interaction Design)
Yoonjoo Chung (Information and Interaction Design)
Yuna Song (Clothing and Textile)
Prof. Eunju Ko
Director, Center for Sustainable Culture and Service, Yonsei University