Yi-Fei Chen designs a gun for firing her tears

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.

“The 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.”

Read more on Dezeen: https://www.dezeen.com/2016/11/02/tear-gun-yi-fei-chen-design-academy-eindhoven-dutch-design-week-2016/

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