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We’ll Be Closed Friday J20

Interference Archive will be closed this Friday, January 20, 2016. There are the rare times a year that we close our doors during open hours. As in this case, its generally so we can get out in the streets. We hope this doesn’t create an inconvenience for you. We will still be open this Saturday | More »


Finally Got The News: The Printed Legacy of the U.S. Radical Left, 1970-1979

Exhibition and event series, January 26 – May 14, 2017
Exhibition opening: January 26th, 2017 7-10pm

Finally Got the News uncovers the hidden legacy of the radical left of the 1970s, a decade when vibrant social movements challenged racism, imperialism, patriarchy and capitalism itself. It uses original printed materials—from pamphlets to posters, flyers to record albums—to tell this politically rich and little-known story.


Inaugurating Resistance Propaganda Party!

January 14–15, 2017

Interference Archive is hosting a propaganda party on the weekend of January 14/15 to produce and disseminate artistic material to be used during the counter-inauguration actions.


Underground Press Cataloging Party

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Earlier this year Interference Archive received our biggest ever donation, Sean Stewart’s amazing “Babylon Falling Collection” of underground press and related ephemera. This Saturday we are hosting an cataloging party for the collection.


Holiday opening hours

Interference Archive will be closed on December 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 31st 2016, and January 1st 2017.

We will be open as usual on December 22nd, 29th, and 30th.


NOW! Journal presents: Shut It Down!

December 20, 7:30 – 10:30pm

An evening of radical cinema, radical discussion, and radical organizing. A screening of short films by filmmakers who use their work to respond to the political struggles of our present moment.

Curated by: Alex Johnston, Kelly Gallagher, Travis Wilkerson, Kelly Sears, Christopher Harris


Zine cataloging party

Thursday, December 15, 6-9pm

We meet twice a month at Interference Archive to catalog our collection — most recently zines. Join catalogers — old and new — to learn the ropes of cataloging in our online Collective Access catalog.


NYC Info Worker Post-Election Strategy Session

Friday, December 2nd, 7pm

Join us for an informal gathering of NYC area librarians, archivists and information workers interested in organizing against the coming Trump era. This will be an initial meeting to discuss potential impacts, identify skills and organizing strategies and start brainstorming next steps.


Politics In Public Space In Words And Pictures

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Artist, author and teacher Seth Tobocman shares lessons we can learn from the past for our current moment, by drawing on two of his recent publications. LEN provides us with historic perspectives on occupation from the case of the Chicago 7, and the newly re-issued War in the Neighborhood gives insight into gentrification and displacement from the viewpoint of the 1980s Lower East Side. With a discussion led by AK Thompson and music by Eric Blitz, Jenny Gonzalez Blitz, Andy Laties, and Rebecca Migdal.


We Are What We Archive

September 29, 2016 — January 15, 2017
Opening: Thursday, September 29, 7-10 pm

This fall, Interference Archive presents an exhibition highlighting some of the lesser-known objects in our collection. Made up of five distinct components, We Are What We Archive sheds light on electoral politics, North American solidarity with Africa, disability activism, queer identity, and information access.