1 | Inequality (Group Project) | 20%

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the scale of income inequality in Hong Kong through the anthropology of luxury
  2. Basic photography and cell video
  3. Research Skills using online and in-person research methods
  4. Critical & analytic writing

Assignment Description:

This assignment is a location based treasure hunt for the most expensive and least expensive version of a single material. Example: Find the most expensive and least expensive egg in Hong Kong. Students are asked to document their search through  geo-tagged egg prices. The search forces the students to think creatively about how to navigate the strange and extremely stratified landscape of value in Hong Kong.

Guidelines:

  1. Each photo or video you upload must contain the price and the object in the same image.
  2. Write a short description of what this object and its price can tell us about the city.
  3. Objects must be linked to a map so viewers can understand where they are located

Technology Requirement: Photography & video (phones)

Submission: 

Minimum of 10 photos: 5 cheap objects, 5 expensive objects & a Map

Each team member must report on their tasks and activities as part of the overall group and submit a personal reflection on inequity discovered in the assignment as part of the submission.

Assignments will be graded on:

  • Conceptual understanding of the theory of value through the spatial dynamic of the city
  • Distance covered, price differentials, and the choice of the object as a marker of an important element of inequality Hong Kong society.
  • Depth of Research undertaken
  • Creative approach
  • Team work and the delegation of tasks

Due Date: 

Oct 6, 2015

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