Congsi from China

Congsi Hou is a Chinese architect and researcher worked in Dresden. She started her PhD project at TU Dresden since the fall of 2013 and worked on aging-friendly design and environment-behavior study.

“Chocolate understands” is the title of her slam giving leading to a quite diverse topic. It started with the word “leftover women” in China, which is a derogatory term referring to women who remain unmarried in their late twenties and beyond. She introduced her own experience as a “leftover” and discussed how lonely she once felt when all her friends here were supporting her.

The difficulty of making her friends understand her pressure let her realized a common fallacy: when we encounter an alien situation, we often seek for information to understand the difference. We believe that once we have the information, we will be able to understand and handle the situation. This is, however, not necessarily true. In some moments, we need to alter our attitude and seek a peace with the things that are different from ourselves.

Congsi is a slammer from the start and just recently moved on to Oslo, Norway. But she keeps coming back and we might see her again on stage for a #peaceslam.

中文介绍中文介绍

丛思是一名来自中国的建筑师。自2013年下半年起,她在德累斯顿工大开始了她的博士研究。她的研究课题是关于环境行为学以及养老建筑。

“巧克力明白一切”是她的演讲题目。丛思的演讲介绍了“剩女”的概念(指那些快要三十岁还没有结婚的女性),以及她自己作为一个“剩女”的感受。她提到她一度觉得很孤单,即使她在德国朋友都在关心她。

这个经历让她意识到我们在生活中的一个常见的误区:我们总觉得在遇到新问题的时候,获得新知识能够帮助我们更好的了解情况,从而修正问题。然而事实并非总是如此,有时我们需要调整自己的态度,试着和新的“不同”达成和解。

丛思是最早一批加入的slammer。她最近搬去了奥斯陆,不过她时不时还回来德累斯顿,我们有可能再在peace slam的舞台上见到她。

Advertisements