Photo Story: Reclaim the Grate


On Nov. 13, The Spark and Mac Bike co-hosted an event called Plant the Seeds: Reclaim the Grate in response to the recent whitewashing of the Grate. The Grate is the space located outside the door to the Mac Bike workshop on the west side of Doty. It is traditionally a place for Mac students to express themselves artistically through graffiti and other art forms. While the whitewashing of the space was unfortunate in its removal of many layers and many years of art and Mac history, the event organizers chose to view it as an opportunity for new growth. Attendees were encouraged to bring art supplies to decorate the space during the install part of the event. After that, a number of students performed in various forms including poetry, music, dance and storytelling. The event ended with a helmet-themed dance party.