Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2024

Cosmic Ecologies
Hope Kim

I grew up in a household that emphasized sustainable gardening, recycling, and supporting local nature preserves. Throughout my childhood, I also found an appreciation for the role of nature in Greek mythology–the belief of nature as a force of protection and life. From these deeply rooted values and interests grew Cosmic Ecologies.

This book exists as an introductory reader documenting an index of modern-day ecofeminism while simultaneously investigating feminine personifications of nature in Greek mythology. Through a collection of 30 essays, studies, and visual compositions, Cosmic Ecologies highlights the link between women and the environment in their paralleled successes and traumas. Divided into four parts, this book includes introductory and conclusive interviews on the global ecofeminist efforts of three women. Seeking to design an informative and visual experience, the images and notes of each entry live together on inserted sheets of green paper to provide both conciseness and breathability. Between each part of the book are vellum-printed folders which house posters dedicated to exploring and rethinking the mythical relationship between women and nature through collaged imagery and hymns.

Cosmic Ecologies was produced in practice of sustainable craft by using eco-friendly paper, limiting printed editions, and sourcing non-toxic adhesives and textiles. By avoiding mass-production features which can be wasteful, the book exists as something precious, artistic, and organic, yet also accessible and readable. It archives a uniquely beautiful and bittersweet experience, bridging the realms between female identity and environmental creation.

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