Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2017

Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2017

Here: About fully live the present
Chewon Kim

We live in the environment, which makes us constantly take in countless stimuli without contemplation. Therefore, we lose an opportunity to be in serenity and listen to our inner voice. If we slowly take a moment to think about what we perceive with our senses and how they impact our inner state, I believe our everyday experience will be approached to us in a totally different way.

The beginning of my project was started from a single quote: “Mindfulness is about fully living the present.” When I first read this quote, I was caught up by its simplicity and depth. “What does it mean to fully live the present?” and “how can I be awake in every moment and live my life in a mindful way?” These questions are the core inquiries of the project. The meaning of mindfulness seems simple, but it’s not easy to be completely aware of what is going inside and out. In order to make a practice of mindfulness to be part of our everyday life, I started to explore different ways to be mindful in every moment. Every place has its unique atmosphere, and each uniqueness can lead us to be fully awake in the moment.

Here is a biannual publication that explores cities with a mindful perspective. Each issue introduces meditative locations of the selected city. For each location, a unique way of practicing mindfulness is presented. The purpose of this publication is to calmly guide readers to live and experience a mindful life.

Andy Agus

Ameer Akbar

Sherifa El Alfi

Orhan S Awatramani

Evan Badr

Mrinal Bhatia

Yaël Bienenstock

Olivia Brodtman

Adomas Bruzga

Holly Burt

Kiana Caesar

Elizabeth Capreol

Christian Caraballo

Alyson Cardenas

Gabriela Carnabuci

Marjorie Chamberlain

Vanna Chan

Sachi Chandiramani

Leslie Chavez

Katherine Cheng

Emily Cho

Soomin Choi

Hyeree Choi

Talia Cotton

Dorothy Cruz

Katie DeAngelis

Nicole Jane Debler

Dominique DeVito

Megan Dias

Theresa Duemler

Juan Francisco Morales Egas

Michelle Eguia

Audrey Farnsworth

Peter Fowler

Myesha Evon Gardner

Alijah Gilbert

John Hammond

Jin Ju Han

Aimee Hedman

Perla Herrera

Lauren Horsman

Zhiyan Huang

Ji Hea Jang

Urvita Jhaveri

Myles Jones

Cheryl Kao

Phoebe Kennedy

Alice Yeji Kim

Jung Yeon Kim

Thomas Sang Gul Kim

Chewon Kim

Sanggyun Kim

Hansung Kim

Likando Kumoyo

Jang Kyungjun

Josh LaCalamito

Yunjoo Lee

Kyung Sun Lee

SooJi Lee

Meijun Li

Alice Lim

Junya Lin

Yuchen Liu

Kimberly Lombardi

Natalia Malik

Roisin McNulty

Simen L. Meyer

Nikoletta Mitsopoulou

Chloë Murray

Cyrus Nathaniel

David Dahao Ni

Mariana Del Nogal

Sofia Olarra

Kamila Ortiz

Ji Hyun Park

Sara Pena

Melissa S. Peralta

Camille Petricola

Sander Phoenix

Urvi Raghbeer

Andrew Ramirez

Brianna Saba

Stephen Salomon

Julianna Amelia Santolucito

Raida Saveree Sarwar

Ritika Shah

Shui Shan

Jisoo Sim

Lauren Stein

Pei Yu Sun

Shivalika Tandon

Nia Thomas

Laura Tien

Karina Tristandy

Paula Volchok

Djiun Wang

Kyra Wang

Taylor Wasikonis

Junlu Xie

Marie Yamamoto

Jasmine Zhang