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 of universities in the Republic of Korea.
Representative Soyeon Park Ewha Womans University (English Language & Literature)
Associate Representative Seohyun Yum Yonsei University (Comparative Literature & Culture, Clothing & Textiles)
Reporter Yesol Lee Ewha Womans University (English Language & Literature)
Reporter Dahyun Lee Yonsei University (Asian Studies, Comparative Literature & Culture)
Reporter Jinwoo Kim Sogang University (Chinese Culture, Business Administration)
Reporter Minsun Kwon Yonsei University (Department of Communication)
Reporter Wonjae Kang Yonsei University (French Language & Literature)
Reporter Support Ji Eun Park
Head Marketer Hyunwoo Jung Hongik University (School of Liberal Studies)
Marketer Ji Eun Park Ewha Womans University (Economics)
Marketing Support Wonjeong Jang Wonjae Kang
Head Designer Wonjeong Jang Yonsei University (Economics)
Designer Support Hyunwoo Jung
Contributors Chiara Murgia Eunjung Lee Haneul Choi Seoyeon Lee
Prof. Eunju Ko
Director, Professor of Fashion Marketing, Yonsei University Assistant Director, Jiyoung Kim