100 Hammers: Project M’s Initiative For Unconsumption
A new charity has participants borrow a second-hand hammer for one month to create work that benefit local art projects.
The passing of David McLaughlin, a craftsmen who devoted his life furthering the cause of utilizing unused materials, has inspired the ‘unconsumption’ community to start an initiative called ‘100 Hammers‘ – a project that involves giving away 100 hammers obtained from the second-hand market. To keep David’s dreams alive people can borrow a hammer from their website to construct a charitable project and to extend the life of a tool that would otherwise be unused. Participants have one month to complete their piece before the hammer is shipped back to continue it’s cycle of benevolent creation. The old hammers then continue to log a unique history of altruistic activities. The initiative asks participants to sell their projects with the proceeds benefiting local art and design projects on David’s behalf.