Why do some Qataris purchase the luxury products that they do? Is there poetry involved? There are many who say that they waste money, and only buy things because they are expensive. This independent study project sets out to show an alternative view, one that adds nuance and personal poetry to the choices that are so often seen as purely excessive.
Questions that are thematic in this research:
Can luxury consumption be anything but conspicuous?
Are "taste" and money really so divergent?
Can the objects that are sold to luxury consumers have personal meaning that transcends their brand value?
This independent study was conducted with Maetha Al Khayaarin and Maryam Al Ameri in the Painting and Printmaking department.