I’ve decided to participate in the Pocket Project. This makes me happy and excited. I love to organize things, but I also like clutter. So this is a fun way I can shed some of those pocket items I keep for no reason besides just to take up space.
Here is an excerpt from their site:
The pocket project is about cleaning the excess baggage we use and don’t need out of our everyday: keys to forgotten locks, expired chewing gum, intimidating balls of lint. These freeloading objects take our pockets, purses, and bags for granted, weighing us down and holding us back. Contributions to the Pockets Project will form a communal burial ground for the detritus of everyday life – and mark a new era of freedom for your pants.
Developed by the International Association for Empty Pockets, the Pocket Artifact Classification System encompasses the entire spectrum of pocket, purse, and bag clutter. By organizing contributions into a common system, the Pockets Project seeks to illuminate the objects that share our pockets’ darkest corners.
The Pockets Project imagines a second life for the stuff we’ve forgotten and offers each of us a chance at a new beginning. Everyone is welcome to participate – there is no artifact too insignificant or contribution too small. As people from all over the world empty their pockets together, these ordinary objects hint at the common threads of our daily lives.
Anyone can participate and it is at no cost to you besides shipping the items. The requirement is to send in 20 objects that are classified. You can find out more on their website I included above. It’s sponsored by the Art house co-op out of Brooklyn, NY.
They also have the Fiction Project for writers and graphic artists, and the Photomobile for those interested in photography.