The Local Shift
All across the US, from small towns to big cities, retail chains are taking over. When you spend money at Target, Walmart, or Amazon, where does your money go? This ethnographic study of the open-air vendors at North Carolina’s State Flea Market addresses the discrepancies between shopping at small-scale local marketplaces versus large retail outlets and what we can do to keep our local economies thriving.
A short documentary about the benefits of shopping locally
The final project proposal to the NC State Flea Market (PDF)