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.


  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)


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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