- Understand the scale of income inequality in Hong Kong through the anthropology of luxury
- Basic photography and cell video
- Research Skills using online and in-person research methods
- Critical & analytic writing
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.
- Each photo or video you upload must contain the price and the object in the same image.
- Write a short description of what this object and its price can tell us about the city.
- 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
Oct 6, 2015