After an altercation with a tutor, Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Yi-Fei Chen created this visual metaphor to show her personal struggle with speaking her mind.
Chen was born in Taiwan, where she was
brought up with a strong sense of authority and taught that disagreeing
with teachers was rude.
Because of this, she struggled to
question her tutors when she came to the Netherlands to study for her
masters degree – something Design Academy Eindhoven often encourages.
difficulties living as a foreigner in another country lead to high
pressures in the study environment, she said. "Those pressures had been
building for 18 months before finally reaching a crisis point during one
of my midterm presentations."