Tuesday, December 08, 2009

I hate having to use my gas-guzzling, polluting, host-to-a-myriad-of-small-problems-and-annoyances van, but have not yet found a better alternative for my needs.

-Jesse in Minneapolis

Sunday, April 23, 2006

You Can't Just Throw it Away

Someone ditched their window air conditioner in the park. I spotted it yesterday and honestly thought at first it must be part of an excercise for Earth Day. People need to know you can't just throw crap like this away!!
I've got it labeled as a mplsproblem. It's been elevated from trash to art, a work in progress. Is it as complicated as it seems to get these dogs recycled? What a problem. -ms. pea


Saturday, April 01, 2006

one of my problems, just one

This is one of the problems in my life that has to do with my house. This is the very broken fire detector. It needs to be fixed. --sp

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Where to Obtain PROBLEM bumper stickers

In Minneapolis, they are available at Soo Visual Art Center's shop on 27th and Lyndale in Uptown and downtown at Chambers Art Hotel's gift shop, at 9th and Hennepin.

Email makeswork@gmail.com or go to sarah-petersen.com to order.

They cost $2 each.

How to Post Here

Dear Participant,

In order to show the world your problem, click here . Once you do, you will need to sign in as problemsticker@gmail.com. The password is "ourprobs". [Note: you may need to sign out of your own gmail account to do this in order to log in here, as Blogspot will by default automatically recognize your own gmail address]. From there, you can post anything that the owner of the blog would post. You're the co-owner now.

Since your post will, by default, show up as having been written by "problem producer," you are guaranteed anonymity. If you want to be known to the world, feel free to introduce yourself in your posting.

Please post about anything connected to your use of PROBLEM bumper stickers. Please keep up the good work of critical inquiry. We thank you!

Monday, March 27, 2006

Why You'll Use This Site

This site has been created to allow you to post your photos and comments related to PROBLEM bumper stickers. PROBLEM bumper stickers (currently available in the SWAG for Hard Times project, or by contacting makeswork@gmail.com or going to sarah-petersen.com to order) allow you to label problems in public or private space.

Normally, bumper stickers adhered to actual bumpers address problems or possible solutions. They rarely refer to the problems of car use, oil use, environmental degredation and ex-urban sprawl that go hand-in-hand with car use. For that reason, my first PROBLEM sticker went on my car.

But these stickers come in handy in many situations! This is the place for you to post a photo showing how you've used your PROBLEM sticker to identify an issue that needs a solution - in your life, or in the world.

Isn't the first step toward solving a problem naming it?