Whoa sweet – reclaim WeSpace

Do you think that the basement of Usdan, supposed to be a space for students, feels “just as sterile and institutional and vomit-colored as the rest of the building?”

Well, Nick Benacerraf ’08 does. He writes in to tell us about WeSpace, which he describes as “a new student group to fight for the creation and improvement of student space on campus.”

In response to this suckiness, a group of students called the Student Space Taskforce (WeSpace) is getting together to change this. This is a multi-step process, including getting 24-hour access to the space for students, making the rules down there more lax, and personalizing the space for the student body. The first and most important of which is PAINTING THE MPR. We want huge-ass impressive murals on all 4 walls in there. We want this to be a testament to the artistic creativity of the student population. And as such, we are organizing a 24-hour paint-in during reading week open to the entire student body, to completely transform and reclaim this space.

This will all be decided and planned-for on Friday at 4:00 PM in the MPR at a major brainstorming session with all interested artists. We’ll go in there, get an action plan that we can all agree on, and get ready for the fun-time next week. We invite all collaborators who care to make an impact on this campus for current and future generations.

[Edit by LauraAlyse]: Hunter King ’08 had initiated the move to paint the MPR in the beginning of the fall semester. He invited students to join him to liven things up on two different occasions. After all of that, only he and three other students (one being myself) showed up to meet with Dean Rick. That’s why the walls are now a dusty red. If you want change, and I know a lot of you do, SHOW UP!!!! Oh yeah, and Dean Rick was open to the idea of getting a DDR machine

What: 24-hour paint-in artistic planing meeting
When: Friday the 2nd (tomorrow) @ 4pm
Where: Usdan basement, MPR

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24 thoughts on “Whoa sweet – reclaim WeSpace

  1. Mad Joy

    9:37: most fun type of exercise I can think of. if people spend their time going to the gym, they can just as well spend it playing DDR

  2. Mad Joy

    9:37: most fun type of exercise I can think of. if people spend their time going to the gym, they can just as well spend it playing DDR

  3. Anonymous

    no amount of paint would make me want to hang out in the basement of usdan.

  4. Anonymous

    5:33 it’s “they’re”…is alcohol allowed down there? if so, with some student touches i could see that being a really fun place to hang out.

  5. Anonymous

    5:33 it’s “they’re”…
    is alcohol allowed down there? if so, with some student touches i could see that being a really fun place to hang out.

  6. Anonymous

    a ddr machine? am i hearing correctly?what the fuck, do kids come to this school to play DDR? whoever suggested this needs to try and get a life, go out and do something productive instead.

  7. Anonymous

    a ddr machine? am i hearing correctly?

    what the fuck, do kids come to this school to play DDR? whoever suggested this needs to try and get a life, go out and do something productive instead.

  8. Anonymous

    I appreciate the nod, Laura, but to be fair I wasn’t the best organizer and kind of just let it die out while I worked on my thesis. -Hunter

  9. Anonymous

    I appreciate the nod, Laura, but to be fair I wasn’t the best organizer and kind of just let it die out while I worked on my thesis.

    -Hunter

  10. Anonymous

    i appreciate the efforts of whoever made that “diversity” mural hanging in the basement, but it looks really rushed and kind of ugly. we need some legit art.i hope at some point we can paint some murals on the ground floor of usdan, so it’ll seem friendlier and more like a college space.

  11. Anonymous

    i appreciate the efforts of whoever made that “diversity” mural hanging in the basement, but it looks really rushed and kind of ugly. we need some legit art.

    i hope at some point we can paint some murals on the ground floor of usdan, so it’ll seem friendlier and more like a college space.

  12. Anonymous

    yes, please change those walls! their horrible and don’t represent our student body. you can go to amherst or williams to get walls like that.-not an artist, but concerned wes student

  13. Anonymous

    yes, please change those walls! their horrible and don’t represent our student body. you can go to amherst or williams to get walls like that.
    -not an artist, but concerned wes student

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